Innocence Blog

Innocence Project to Give Black History Month Lecture at VCU

Posted: February 1, 2013 1:00 pm


Tuesday, February 5, Co-Director Peter Neufeld and Board Member Marvin Anderson will speak at the Virginia Commonwealth University about the role of race in wrongful convictions. Anderson was wrongfully convicted in 1982 and exonerated twenty years later through DNA testing with the help of Neufeld and the Innocence Project. Anderson’s case is just one of many that reveal the racial injustice at work in wrongful convictions. Of the 302 DNA exonerations, over 70% are people of color and over 60% are African American.
 
The talk is at 7:00 p.m. in the W.E. Singleton Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond, Virginia, and is free and open to the public.
 
More information.
 
More about Marvin Anderson’s case.




Tags: Virginia, Marvin Anderson