The Central Park Five and Filmmaker Sarah Burns
An Evening with the Central Park Five and Filmmaker Sarah Burns: Looking Back to Look Forward
Contributor Names
Dillard, Bernard
Brown, Joyce F., 1947-
Chambers, Jeffrey
Richardson, Kevin
Salaam, Yusef
Santana, Raymond
Levinson Wilk, Daniel
Fairclough, Shayna
In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were wrongly convicted for the rape of a white woman in Central Park. The Central Park Jogger Case, as it came to be known, was chronicled in a recent documentary titled The Central Park Five by Ken Burns, David McMahon, and Sarah Burns, who take the perspective of the five men whose lives were torn apart by the trials, wrongful convictions, and fights for justice.
FIT welcomes three members of the Central Park Five and filmmaker Sarah Burns to campus to present a 30-minute excerpt of the documentary, The Central Park Five, and to discuss it and current racial issues, as their case continues to resonate today.
This event is presented by Professor Bernard L. Dillard, in collaboration with the Presidential Scholars Program and the Office of Educational Opportunity Programs. It is sponsored by the President's Diversity Grant and the UCE of FIT.
Moving Image
Central Park Jogger Rape Trial, New York, N.Y., 1990
Judicial error
New York (State)
New York (State)--New York
Criminal justice, Administration of
Discrimination in criminal justice administration
Rape victims
Violent crimes
United States
Race relations
Nineteen eighties
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Fashion Institute of Technology. (2017, February 15). The Central Park Five and Filmmaker Sarah Burns [Video]. Archive on Demand. https://archiveondemand.fitnyc.edu/item/26770
Fashion Institute of Technology. "The Central Park Five and Filmmaker Sarah Burns." Archive on Demand, 15 Feb. 2017, https://archiveondemand.fitnyc.edu/item/26770
Fashion Institute of Technology, "The Central Park Five and Filmmaker Sarah Burns," Archive on Demand, February 15, 2017, video, https://archiveondemand.fitnyc.edu/item/26770