“The Hidden Voices experience was unparalleled. The audience response was so positive that I am determined to have the performance repeated at the high school at least twice, once during the day for students, faculty and administrators and during the evening for parents. One of the greatest challenges immigrants face is the general public’s misunderstanding or ignorance of the reality of their lives and the issues they face. I believe that performances like this are a key way to change this.”

Being the Exonerated

Imagine serving time, serious time, for someone else’s crime. Imagine doing it for eighteen years of your life. Now, imagine doing it on death row.

North Carolina has its own Exonerated, and this Hidden Voices benefit presentation is a chance to hear the profound vision of one of these men and help initiate the Darryl Hunt Project for Freedom and Justice.

Darryl Hunt, one of the North Carolina exonerated, was wrongfully incarcerated for nineteen years, two trials, and a US Supreme Court appeal. Darryl will speak about his experience as the falsely-accused and about the extraordinary circumstances that led to his final pardon. Joining Darryl will be Jennifer Thompson, a mother and housewife whose experience with a brutal rape led her to a personal understanding of the unreliability of eyewitness testimony and to national recognition as a spokesperson on wrongful conviction.

Following the performances and talks, there will be a reception for audience, performers, and those working on behalf of the wrongfully-convicted. The Darryl Hunt Project for Freedom and Justice promotes fair and equal treatment for those wrongfully accused of a crime and to provide a venue in assisting with their freedom.

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Being the Exonerated History Here