Background on the case
Troy Davis’ Execution Date Set by Georgia Authorities by Trymaine Lee
Huffington Post, September 7, 2011
An overview of Troy Davis’ case including a link to a short and comprehensive CNN video about Troy’s case, 5:47min.
Troy Davis – Mark MacPhail Case Timeline
WTOC News, September 7, 2011
A timeline beginning on August 19, 1989, the date Mark MacPhail was fatally shot and killed in a Burger King parking lot in Savannah, Georiga to the present.
Troy Davis Speaks Out: An Interview from Death Row by Troy Davis and Marlene Martin
The New Abolitionist, May 2011
An interview with Troy Davis after the U.S. Supreme Court denied his appeal.
The Locked Gate: Standing Up for My Brother on Death Row by Martina Correia as told to Jen Marlowe
Yes! Magazine, May 10, 2011
Troy’s sister, Martina Correia, recounts a story about visiting her brother on death row and her personal frustrations.
Family of Troy Davis Hopeful for Pardon
Atlanta Progressive News, September 9, 2011
Troy Davis’ family responds to the September 21st execution date.
Debunking the Myths Surrounding the Murder of Officer Mark MacPhail Sr. and the Conviction of Troy Anthony Davis
A website created by Mark MacPhail’s supporters calling for the execution of Troy Davis.
Mark MacPhail Jr. Urges Chatham County D.A. to Stay Out of the Case
WSAV TV, June 22, 2009 (38 seconds)
The son of Mark MacPhail Sr. tells a local news station why he believes Troy Davis is guilty.
Reflections about the Case/Searching for Meaning/Taking Action
“I need a poem” for Troy Davis by Alice Kim
Dancing the Dialectic, September 8, 2011
A blogger’s personal response to Troy Davis’ execution date that speaks to the power of protest and poetry.
Taking Risks in the Classroom by Gemma Puglisi
Chronicle of Higher Education, October 6, 2009
A professor at American University makes the case for taking risks in the classroom by sharing her experience teaching about Troy Davis in her classroom.
Troy Davis and Jocks for Justice by Dave Zirin
The Nation, September 9, 2011
Political sportswriter Dave Zirin shares why he is writing about Troy Davis in his column which is supposed to be the place where sports and politics collide. Includes a link to Dave’s solidarity video (1:44min).
Troy Davis Given Execution Date by Emily L. Hauser
Angry Black Lady Chronicles, September 7, 2011
A blogger’s response to Troy Davis’ September 21 execution date including direct links to actions opposing the execution.
Editorial: Troy Davis, Punishment Time
Savannah Morning News, September 7, 2011
An editorial calling for the execution of Troy Davis: “Now it’s time for punishment that’s legal under Georgia law to be carried out.”
What’s the Rush by Bob Herbert
New York Times, September 20, 2008
Bob Herbert makes the case for opposing the execution of Troy Davis.
Multimedia (Troy Davis and Family Speak)
Troy Davis Speaks from Death Row
YouTube, November 8, 2007 (posted by Amnesty International, 3:10min)
An audio recording of Troy Davis in his own words speaking from his cell on Georgia’s death row.
Troy Davis’ Sister, Martina Correia Speaks at Atlanta Rally
Youtube video, May 17, 2008 (9:57min)
Martina Correia speaks eloquently about her brother’s case at an NAACP rally. (This could be shown in class and used as a springboard for discussion.)
“Holla for Troy Davis” a poem by Kevin Coval
New School Poetics
A short and poignant poem by Kevin Coval who says “We’re with you and counting and waiting for you to come home.”
Artist Chaz Guest paints Troy Davis
YouTube, May 12, 2011 (posted by Amnesty International,1:45min)
A powerful short video by Chaz Guest explaining why he decided to paint a portrait of Troy Davis. Chaz Guest also painted portraits of Thurgood Marshall and Barack Obama that were used in official capacities.
Editorial: Davis execution – Justice Prevails
Savannah Morning News, September 22, 2011
In this editorial, Troy Davis’s execution is characterized as “justice” prevailing.
Letter from the former warden of the prison where Troy was executed joins others to plead for his life
This is a searing letter written by a group of correctional officials pleading for Troy’s life to be saved.
See our UPDATE/INFO section for a compilation of reflections on the execution of Troy Davis.