Jen Marlowe, co-author of I am Troy Davis, and Kimberly Davis will present a special reading of the book combined with video clips connected to the case that has galvanized the fight to abolish the death penalty.
Troy Davis was executed by the state of Georgia on Sept. 21, 2011 despite compelling evidence of his innocence and worldwide pleas for clemency that included President Jimmy Carter, Pope Benedict XVI and 51 members of Congress. Marlowe wrote I Am Troy Davis with the close help of Davis’ sister, the late Martina Davis-Correia. Kimberly Davis is also Davis’ sister. His family has led a two-decade struggle to prove his innocence and abolish the death penalty. The book has been hailed as a revealing picture of the human impact of capital punishment. Davis, Marlowe and others will read from the book. The free event will be held at 7:30 p.m. April 10 at the First United Methodist Church, 1838 S.W. Jefferson St., Portland.