My Date With Troy Davis
Troy Anthony Davis was put to death by the state of Georgia on September 21, 2011. Twenty years prior, he had been convicted of the murder of Mark MacPhail, a police officer in Savannah, Georgia. As the years went by, the stories began to change, and soon Amnesty International began advocating for a reexamination of the case, saying there was too much doubt to execute.
This monologue follows one man's unlikely journey into the depths of this case, which also happens to take him to the Supreme Court, the slums of India, and the top of the ivory tower. Along the way, it becomes clear that this moment of American history suffers from not too much doubt, but too much truth. Yet, in the moments before a death, we come in this story to a realization that gives the victory to life.