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Rubin Carter's Hurricane

08/06/11 4:00PM

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Former middleweight boxing contender Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, second from left, leaves Passaic County courthouse in 1967.
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was a successful prize fighter who was falsely accused of murder.  After nearly two decades in prison, Carter was exonerated. His true story became an Academy Award nominated film and was immortalized in Bob Dylan's song "Hurricane."

Now in his 70s, he's an advocate for others wrongly convicted. In this documentary, Carter talks about how he emerged from the state prison and his emotional prison of hatred and bitterness. He has recently published the memoir The Sixteenth Round: From Number 1 Contender To #45472 .

 

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