Race and Policing
Research and Reports
The Central Park Five
" In 1989, five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem were arrested and later convicted of raping a white woman in New York City's Central Park. They spent between 6 and 13 years in prison before a serial rapist confessed that he alone had committed the crime, leading to their convictions being overturned. Set against a backdrop of a decaying city beset by violence and racial tension, Ken Burns tells the story of that horrific crime, the rush to judgment by the police, a media clamoring for sensational stories and an outraged public, and the five lives upended by this miscarriage of justice. "
Ken Burns: The Central Park five [Video file]. (2012). In Films On Demand. Retrieved July 14, 2016, from http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=114464&xtid=58774