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    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

    Civil Rights Activist and Former Champion Boxer


    Bunker Hill Community College --Thursday, March 24, 2011

    A300 Auditorium

    Rubin “Hurricane” Carter was a formidable boxer who had won the European Light Welterweight Championship for two years in a row when his promising career was cut short. In 1966, he was falsely arrested for the murder of three white people in a bar. Sentenced to a triple life-sentence, Carter always maintained his innocence. Subjected to a nineteen-year travesty of justice, he was finally set free in 1985 by a federal court. His story was immortalized in a Bob Dylan song and made into a Hollywood movie starring Denzel Washington. Carter has chronicled his own life in two books, The Sixteenth Round, and 2011’s Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom. He now devotes much of his time to speaking out on behalf of the wrongly convicted. 
     
     

     
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