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15 Nov 2013

I Am Troy Davis

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November 15, 2013 Category: Education Posted by:

Price: $18

ISBN: 9781608462940

Pub.: Haymarket Books

By Jen Marlowe, Martina Davis-Correia

On September 21, 2011 Troy Anthony Davis was put to death by the State of Georgia. Davis’ execution was protested by hundreds of thousands of people across
the globe, and Pope Benedict XVI, President Jimmy Carter, and 51 members of Congress all appealed for clemency. How did one man capture the world’s
imagination, and become the iconic face for the campaign to end the death penalty?

“I Am Troy Davis,” coauthored by Jen Marlowe and Davis’ sister Martina Davis-Correia, tells the intimate story of an ordinary man caught up in an
inexorable tragedy. From his childhood in racially-charged Savannah; to the confused events that led to the 1989 shooting of a police officer; to Davis’
sudden arrest, conviction, and two-decade fight to prove his innocence; “I Am Troy Davis” takes us inside a broken legal system where life and death hang
in the balance.

It is also an inspiring testament to the unbreakable bond of family, to the resilience of love, and that even when you reach the end of justice, voices
from across the world will rise together in chorus and proclaim, “I am Troy Davis,” I stand with you.

About the authors

Jen Marlowe, a human rights activist, writer, and filmmaker, is the author of The Hour of Sunlight: One Palestinian’s Journey from Prisoner to Peacemaker and Darfur Diaries: Stories of Survival.

Martina Davis-Correia was Amnesty USA’s co-Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator for Georgia. Martina was also a leading advocate for women with breast
cancer. She was twice named Savannah’s “Unstoppable Woman.”

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