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Gregory Bright

Gregory Bright was wrongfully imprisoned for nearly three decades. After teaching himself to read and write while incarcerated, he appealed the verdict and was acquitted. He is a public speaker and actor who has appeared in 12 Years a Slave and American Horror Story. He lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

— From June 2015
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Twenty-Seven And A Half Years

November 15, 1975, 3 AM on a Saturday morning, two months after my twentieth birthday. When the police came knocking on my door, I was sleeping. I’ve heard that’s how evil comes, in the dark of night. It don’t want to be seen.

June 2015
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