Yusef Salaam’s sold out show at the Mitby Theater is attracting a lot of media attention. The Wisconsin State Journal, Cap Times, Channel 3 and Channel 15 and Madison365 covered the event. Salaam was one of five teens wrongfully convicted of the brutal 1989 Central Park rape and assault of a white female jogger.
They went on to be known as the Central Park Five. In 2002, a convicted murderer and serial rapist serving life in prison, confessed that he alone had committed the crime. Since his release, Salaam has committed himself to advocating and educating people on racial disparities within the criminal justice system.
Published November 8, 2019. Updated November 11, 2019.