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Curtis Flowers

Former Death Row Inmate Wrongfully Accused of Murder

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Curtis Flowers Biography

Curtis Flowers is an American man who was tried for murder six times in the U.S. state of Mississippi. Four of the trials resulted in convictions, all of which were overturned on appeal. Flowers was alleged to have committed the July 16, 1996, shooting deaths of four people inside Tardy Furniture store in Winona, seat of Montgomery County. Flowers was first convicted in 1997; in five of the six trials, the prosecutor, Montgomery County District Attorney Doug Evans, a Democrat, sought the death penalty against Flowers. As a result, Flowers was held on death row at the Parchman division of Mississippi State Penitentiary for over 20 years.

In his first trial, Flowers was convicted of the aggravated murder and robbery of the store owner. This verdict and a conviction in a second trial for the murder of one of the store employees were both overturned by the Mississippi Supreme Court due to prosecutorial misconduct. A subsequent trial for all four murders resulted in conviction, but this was overturned by the Mississippi Supreme Court for racial bias by the prosecutor in jury selection: Flowers is black and the prosecution excluded a disproportionate number of black jurors. Flowers' fourth and fifth trials ended as mistrials. On June 18, 2010, a majority-white jury in Flowers' sixth trial convicted him of the 1996 murders and voted to impose a death sentence.

Flowers' case was one of three that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June 2016 were to be remanded to lower courts to be reviewed for evidence of racial bias in jury selection. After the Mississippi Supreme Court reaffirmed the conviction, the U.S. Supreme Court again reviewed Flowers' case. It overturned, on a 7–2 vote, the murder convictions in June 2019 in the decision Flowers v. Mississippi, with conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh writing for the 7–2 majority. In December 2019, Flowers was released from prison for the first time since his original arrest, on $250,000 bond, pending a state decision on whether it would attempt another prosecution. On September 4, 2020, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, a Republican who had taken over the case from District Attorney Evans, announced she would not seek a seventh trial and had dropped the charges against Flowers.

The Flowers case served as the subject of a 2018 podcast, In the Dark, on American Public Media.

Flowers said he hopes the story can help others who are innocent but sitting in prison seek justice. He started the Curtis Flowers Foundation to help people navigate the criminal justice system and to help young people interested in law get the education they need to pursue these cases.

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  • What are the speaker fees for Curtis Flowers

    Speaking fees for Curtis Flowers, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Curtis Flowers are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Curtis Flowers, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Curtis Flowers speak about?

    Curtis Flowers is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Culture, Current Events, Diversity Speakers, Inspirational Speakers, Social Justice.
  • Where does Curtis Flowers travel from?

    Curtis Flowers generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Curtis Flowers’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Curtis Flowers for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Curtis Flowers for your next private or corporate function.
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    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Curtis Flowers or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
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Former Death Row Inmate Wrongfully Accused of Murder

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Curtis Flowers Biography

Curtis Flowers is an American man who was tried for murder six times in the U.S. state of Mississippi. Four of the trials resulted in convictions, all of which were overturned on appeal. Flowers was alleged to have committed the July 16, 1996, shooting deaths of four people inside Tardy Furniture store in Winona, seat of Montgomery County. Flowers was first convicted in 1997; in five of the six trials, the prosecutor, Montgomery County District Attorney Doug Evans, a Democrat, sought the death penalty against Flowers. As a result, Flowers was held on death row at the Parchman division of Mississippi State Penitentiary for over 20 years.

In his first trial, Flowers was convicted of the aggravated murder and robbery of the store owner. This verdict and a conviction in a second trial for the murder of one of the store employees were both overturned by the Mississippi Supreme Court due to prosecutorial misconduct. A subsequent trial for all four murders resulted in conviction, but this was overturned by the Mississippi Supreme Court for racial bias by the prosecutor in jury selection: Flowers is black and the prosecution excluded a disproportionate number of black jurors. Flowers' fourth and fifth trials ended as mistrials. On June 18, 2010, a majority-white jury in Flowers' sixth trial convicted him of the 1996 murders and voted to impose a death sentence.

Flowers' case was one of three that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June 2016 were to be remanded to lower courts to be reviewed for evidence of racial bias in jury selection. After the Mississippi Supreme Court reaffirmed the conviction, the U.S. Supreme Court again reviewed Flowers' case. It overturned, on a 7–2 vote, the murder convictions in June 2019 in the decision Flowers v. Mississippi, with conservative Justice Brett Kavanaugh writing for the 7–2 majority. In December 2019, Flowers was released from prison for the first time since his original arrest, on $250,000 bond, pending a state decision on whether it would attempt another prosecution. On September 4, 2020, Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, a Republican who had taken over the case from District Attorney Evans, announced she would not seek a seventh trial and had dropped the charges against Flowers.

The Flowers case served as the subject of a 2018 podcast, In the Dark, on American Public Media.

Flowers said he hopes the story can help others who are innocent but sitting in prison seek justice. He started the Curtis Flowers Foundation to help people navigate the criminal justice system and to help young people interested in law get the education they need to pursue these cases.

Curtis Flowers Videos

  • 60 Minutes interview with former death row inmate Curtis Flowers
  • In the Dark Podcast | Season Two | Full Trailer
    Curtis Flowers has been tried six times for the same crime. For 21 years, Flowers has maintained his innocence. He's won appeal after appeal, but...

FAQs on booking Curtis Flowers

  • How do I book Curtis Flowers to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Curtis Flowers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Curtis Flowers, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Curtis Flowers or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Curtis Flowers

    Speaking fees for Curtis Flowers, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Curtis Flowers are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Curtis Flowers, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Curtis Flowers speak about?

    Curtis Flowers is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Activism, Culture, Current Events, Diversity Speakers, Inspirational Speakers, Social Justice.
  • Where does Curtis Flowers travel from?

    Curtis Flowers generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Curtis Flowers’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Curtis Flowers for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Curtis Flowers for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Curtis Flowers or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Curtis Flowers is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Curtis Flowers for your event is available upon request. Curtis Flowers generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kimberlé Crenshaw, Angela Davis, Spirit Tawfiq, Ric S. Sheffield and Gabes Torres. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Curtis Flowers for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Curtis Flowers Speaker Videos

  • 60 Minutes interview with former death row inmate Curtis Flowers
    In the Dark Podcast | Season Two | Full Trailer
    Curtis Flowers has been tried six times for the same crime. For 21 years, Flowers has maintained his innocence. He's won appeal after appeal, but every time, the prosecutor just tries the case again....

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If you are the talent and wish to request a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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