1 Sep 2020

Second term for Trump would mean ‘more oppression’ – Yusef Salaam, Central Park Five


It was case of racial injustice which shocked America three decades ago, when five Black and Hispanic teenagers were wrongfully jailed over the gang rape of a woman in New York’s Central Park in 1989.

But after years behind bars, the ‘Central Park Five’ were finally exonerated in 2002. Now one of them, Yusef Salaam, has written a book of poetry, in collaboration with the author Ibi Zoboi, based on his experiences.