OMAHA – OMAHA - Activist Yusef Salaam shared his story on campus on Wednesday, Dec. 2.
Salaam is one of the “Central Park Five,” a group of five teenagers who were wrongly convicted in the 1989 sexual assault of a jogger in New York’s Central Park.
The young men served full sentences but were later exonerated after a man who was already in prison confessed to the crime.
Listen to Salaam's presentation here:(Due to the serious nature of the subject matter, listener discretion is advised.)
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