The Central Park Five

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On Thursday, October 23, 2014, The Central Park Five was screened as the second fall event of the Doyle Film & Culture Series. In The Central Park Five, we follow the story of five black and Latino teenagers who were wrongfully convicted of assaulting a white female jogger in Central Park in April of 1989. The film follows the lives of these men and their families before and after their exoneration, including interviews, news articles, and testimony from early 1990s. Professor Marc Howard (Department of Government) led a post-film discussion discussing the personal experience of a childhood friend who was wrongly incarcerated, and his volunteer work with education in prisons. Professor Howard answered questions from students about the issues of social justice and wrongful incarceration highlighted in the documentary.

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