A Phoenix from the Ashes: Dr. Yusef Salaam | MPAC Convention

Yusef Salaam was only 15 years old when he was sentenced to prison for a crime he didn’t commit. The #CentralParkFive were innocent, but they were profiled, coerced, and convicted to feed and illustrate a narrative of fear about their communities. Exonerated 12 years later, Dr. Salaam transformed tragedy into advocacy and despair into hope.

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