Shujaa Graham grew up on a Louisiana plantation in the 1950s. He moved to Los Angeles with his family seeking a better life than the sharecropping he left behind. Instead he was in and out of trouble and behind bars most of his young adult life. Accused of killing a prison guard, Graham spent five years proving his innocence.
Since his release, an additional 120 inmates have been exonerated and set free from death rows in various states. He is part of Witness to Innocence, a project challenging the American public to grapple with the fatally-flawed criminal justice system.
Listen to Sujaa speak
- Weds., March 21, 7 p.m., at Brescia University’s Taylor Lecture Hall (Science Building), 717 Frederica St., Owensboro
- Thurs., March 22, 11 a.m. at Kentucky State University’s Bradford Hall, located on the campus at 400 E. Main St., Frankfort
- Thurs., March 22, 5:30 p.m. at U of L’s Elaine Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, 2215 S. 3rd St., Louisville
Photo: Pat Delahanty