The Central Park Five

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978-1-60883.854-7
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PBS Dist


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Starred Review on July 1, 2013  |  Video/DVD

Gr 9 Up—Filmmaker Ken Burns turns his well-documented talents to a more contemporary topic: the beating and rape of a white woman in New York's Central Park during racial and class strife in the late 1980s. The news media applied incredible pressure on the city's embattled police force to solve the crime which resulted in charges made against five Hispanic and black young men who were in the park that night. After each served prison sentences for the crime despite only meager circumstantial evidence an...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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