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NC Reads: BEYOND INNOCENCE Book Discussion | Virtual

February 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the club! North Carolina Reads is North Carolina Humanities’ national prize-winning statewide book club that features five books exploring issues of racial, social, and gender equity and the history and culture of North Carolina. Read along with NC Humanities and attend book club discussions from February – June 2024. This is the first event in the 2024 series!

On February 27 at 6:00 PM join us as author Phoebe Zerwick and law practitioner Mark Rabil discuss Beyond Innocence: The Life Sentence of Darryl Hunt

A young Black man is falsely accused of murdering a white woman in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and is sentenced to life in prison, where he spent 19 years behind bars before his tireless attorneys were able to prove his innocence. Part true crime drama, part chronicle of a remarkable life cut short by systematic prejudice, Zerwick’s narrative powerfully illuminates the sustained catastrophe faced by an innocent person in prison and the difficulty all formerly incarcerated people face when they try to restart their lives.

More Information: Anyone can join the club! Check with your local library or independent bookstore for books! You do not need to have read the books to attend discussions. Our Program Guide and Discussion Guide are now available for free download. Both are designed to help you and your community talk about the books and themes together in addition to attending NC Humanities’ events. All discussions will be recorded and available on NC Humanities’ YouTube.

Questions? Please direct all North Carolina Reads-related questions to Melissa Giblin, Director of the North Carolina Center for the Book, at mgiblin@nchumanities.org or (704) 687-1526.


February 27
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Melissa Giblin
(704) 687-1526


Virtual via Zoom