Michael B. Jordan Honors ‘Central Park 5’ With ACLU Courage Award
It’s difficult to watch Ava DuVernay’s When They See Us without getting hella emotional. It’s the story regarding an immense injustice in America, as currently seen today.
In 1989, it involved five young teens between the ages of 13 and 16:
- Yusef Salaam
- Antron McCray
- Kevin Richardson
- Raymond Santana
- and Korey Wise
They were wrongfully accused and convicted of raping a white woman who was jogging in Central Park. At the time, the media labeled the Black teens the “Central Park 5.” And the name has haunted them ever since.
“It’s dangerous in America when you’re living in a Black body,” Michael B. Jordan mentions prior to presenting the men their honored award, according to Fox News. “The whole time that these men were incarcerated, they never changed their story. They insisted of their innocence even as they did their time.”