Central Park Five

Central Park Five Prosecutor Resigns from Columbia Law School Following Black Students’ Protests

Central Park Five Prosecutor Resigns from Columbia Law School Following Black Students' Protests

The lead prosecutor in the Central Park Five case resigned from Columbia Law School amid scrutiny following the release of Ava DuVernay’s critically-acclaimed, When They See Us series. The documentary prompted students to launch a petition calling for the termination of Elizabeth Lederer. The Black Law Students Association at Columbia University wrote in a letter: […]

Linda Fairstein, Central Five Case Prosecutor, Resigns from Multiple Charity Boards

Linda Fairstein, the former Manhattan sex-crimes prosecutor who oversaw the prosecution of the “central park five” has announced her resignation from several charity boards in the wake of the explosive Netflix documentary, “When They See Us.” Fairstein was in charge of the Manhattan Sex Crimes Unit when jogger Trisha Meili was found clinging to life […]

Netflix’s Central Park Five Series Finds Lead Actors

Details regarding Ava DuVernay’s forthcoming Netflix series about the Central Park Five have been unfolding over the past month. The latest news update reveals the leading men for the limited series. The forthcoming series will bring in Gotham‘s Chris Chalk as the adult version of Yusef Salaam, while newcomers Freddy Miyares will take on the […]

Ava DuVerney’s ‘Central Park Five’ Adds ‘Moonlight’s’ Jharrel Jerome and Jovan Adepo of ‘Fences’

Ava DuVerney's 'Central Park Five' Adds 'Moonlight's' Jharrel Jerome and Jovan Adepo of 'Fences'

Near the top of July, Ava DuVerney’s Central Park Five series was announced to feature Michael K. Williams, Vera Farmiga, and John Leguizamo, the cast has been updated to also bring two rising actors from stellar films in Moonlight‘s Jharrel Jerome and Jovan Adepo of Fences, portraying wrongfully convicted Korey Wise and Antron McCray, respectively. […]