"The Central Park Five" Screening and Panel Discussion
- 3/28/2013 | 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM
- Location: Sills Hall, Smith Auditorium
- Event Type: Movie/Film
- Sponsor: Africana Studies Program
- Contact: Glynis Wears-Siegel
- - Open to the Public -
In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park. They spent between 6 and 13 years in prison before a serial rapist confessed that he alone had committed the crime, leading to their convictions being overturned.
Set against a backdrop of a decaying city beset by violence and racial tension, The Central Park Five will tell the story of that horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, a media clamoring for sensational stories and an outraged public, and the five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice.