Troy Davis: Revisiting a Conversation

Emily Martin

It was in my first SOC class at AU three years ago that I first heard the story of Troy Davis, an inmate on Georgia’s Death Row. Convicted of murder solely on the basis of eyewitness testimony, Troy had always maintained his innocence. Despite growing international support from high-profile public officials and organizations, Troy was executed in September.

Last winter, I wrote an article for AWOL on how AU students and professors had been involved in bringing justice to his case. With the help of professors Richard Stack and Gemma Puglisi, I was able to interview Troy by letter. Below is a portion of Troy’s letter, where he expressed his gratitude toward his supporters and offered his advice to AU students.