The Central Park Five, a film from award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, tells the story of the five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping a white woman in New York City’s Central Park in 1989. Directed and produced by Burns, David McMahon and Sarah Burns, the film chronicles the Central Park Jogger case, for the first time from the perspective of the five teenagers whose lives were upended by this miscarriage of justice.
The Palmetto Innocence Project, in conjunction with The Nickelodeon Theater, is proud to present a virtual talkback November 12, 2020 at 7 pm to discuss and raise awareness about wrongfully convicted people, moderated by William Hubbard, currently serving as the Dean of U of SC Law School, and featuring a panel that includes Alyssa Leigh Richardson former civil Rights prosecutor, and now the current Deputy Chief of Staff for Senator Tim Scott, Colin Miller, U of SC Professor of Evidence and principal of the podcast on criminal justice systems “ Undisclosed”, Dawn McQuiston, Professor of psychology at Wofford College and consulting expert witness in the area of false confessions and identifications. Our panelist will shed light on this tragedy and its significance in our country during these challenging times.
“This tragedy reminds us how much we struggle to come to terms with America’s original sin, which is race,” said Ken Burns. “One only need to look at the history books to understand that, unfortunately, the Central Park Five are not unique in American history.”
You can view The Central Park 5 by Ken Burns before the virtual talkback at the links below.
PBS – https://www.pbs.org/kenburns/the-central-park-five/
Kanopy – https://www.kanopy.com/product/ken-burns-central-park-five
Join us here November 12 at 7:00 pm for an in-depth discussion.
Talk back link – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8755431293900939788