February 22nd, 2013
The Nashville Scene recently featured former death row inmate Ndume Olatushani in their Arts and Culture section. Ndume was wrongfully convicted and imprisoned for 28 years (nearly 20 of which were on death row) before being released last June on an Alford plea. During his first few years on death row, Ndume taught himself to paint and has created numerous beautiful pieces of art. TADP was honored to receive one of his wonderful pieces entitled “My Light,” that we proudly display on one of our office walls.
Ndume will share his story as part of a panel on wrongful conviction during TADP’s 7th annual Student Conference on the Death Penalty being held at Lipscomb University tomorrow. His art is on display through February 29 at Vanderbilt University’s Bishop Johnson Black Cultural Center.
(Photo of Ndume with his painting “Circles”)