Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, U.S. boxer2015-10-11T15:37:51+00:00

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Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the prizefighter whose racially tinged wrongful murder conviction made him a symbol of injustice and a pop culture cause.

In the early 1960s Rubin Carter earned the nickname “Hurricane” as a middleweight boxer who knocked out 19 opponents. But in 1967 an all-white jury convicted him of a triple murder. A symbol of racial injustice who inspired a Bob Dylan song and a Hollywood movie, Carter was freed after almost two decades in prison and became an activist.

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