Premeditated: Meditations on Capital Punishment
September 16, 2009 • 5:00 PM • Friedl Atrium
Please join us as we close this show by award winning Chicano artist Malaquias Montoya. This show features silkscreen images and paintings dealing with the death penalty and penal institutions.Our two special guests are Darryl Hunt and State Rep. Floyd McKissick (invited). Hunt is a Winston-Salem native who in 1984 was wrongfully convicted of the rape and murder of newspaper employee Deborah Sykes. He served over 19 years in prison before being exonerated due to DNA evidence. State Sen. Floyd McKissick, Jr., an attorney, was selected in 2007 to serve out the term of the late Jeanne Hopkins Lucas in the North Carolina Senate. The son of the late civil rights activist Floyd McKissick, the senator is a cosponsor of the Racial Justice Act, signed into law by Gov. Beverly Purdue in August 2009.