[Michael Morton. Photo credit: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon.]

[Michael Morton. Photo credit: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon.]

Evening With Michael Morton

Sep 30, 2014

On October 4, 2011, Michael Morton was exonerated after spending nearly 25 years in a Williamson County prison after being wrongly convicted of the murder of his wife. Morton will share his remarkable story of tragedy, injustice, and forgiveness. Copies of Mr. Morton's recent memoir Getting Life will be available for sale, and a book-signing will precede the program in the upper Auditorium lobby. Copies of the book are already available in The Store at LBJ and online.

Mr. Morton will be joined by Barry C. Scheck, Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.  Scheck is also the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Innocence Project, a nonprofit organization which uses DNA evidence to exonerate the wrongly convicted and bring about reform in many areas of the criminal justice system.

Mark Updegrove, Director of the LBJ Presidential Library, will moderate the program.

A reception will follow the program.  Friends members may respond by emailing friends@lbjlibrary.net or by returning the reply card enclosed with your invitation.  We are now accepting reservations for guests of members at a charge of $10 each.  Free parking is available in the Library visitors’ lot (#38), and lots #37 and #39 after 5:00 p.m.  Overflow parking will be in Manor Garage on a self-pay, space available basis.

Interested in learning more? Annual members of the Friends of the LBJ Library at the Individual level ($80) and above receive invitations and admission to our renowned speaker series, An Evening With, among other benefits. Learn more about membership levels and benefits.

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Sarah McCracken
Director of Public Programs
LBJ Presidential Library
2313 Red River Street
Austin TX 78705

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