Rubin Carter: The Hurricane

By Jordan Weinstein

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Ruben Carter
Ruben Carter
Feb. 9, 2012

BOSTON — In honor of Black History Month, we look back at the life of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a prize fighter who was wrongly convicted twice for murder. His life was portrayed in the film "The Hurricane", starring Denzel Washington.

Carter was convicted of murder in 1966 and 1976. After serving 20 years in prison, the convictions were overturned.

WGBH talked with David Freudberg, host of the WGBH program, Humankind. Freudberg had the chance to sit down and talk with Hurricane Carter.

You can hear more of David's interview with Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and hear from the federal judge who overturned the conviction this Sunday night at 6pm on WGBH Radio's Humankind program.


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