April 20, 2014: Rubin “Hurricane” Carter Dies

Rubin Hurricane Carter

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter met with Muhammad Ali to thank him for his support on April 26, 1976. © Corbis.

“They can incarcerate my body but never my mind.”

—Rubin “Hurricane” Carter (May 6. 1937–April 20, 2014)

For a man who spent nearly four decades of his seventy-six years under the restrictive eye of the US correctional system, few have ever touched as many lives as Rubin “Hurricane” Carter. The world-class boxer turned wrongfully accused prisoner, turned advocate for the rights of the unjustly incarcerated, has succumbed to cancer, but his memory and work will endure as long as there are people outside and inside the prisons of the world fighting for justice. Continue reading “On the Death and Life’s Work of the Unconquerable Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter” by Dave Zirin in The Nation.

Oct. 17, 1975 About 1,600 demonstrators, led by the heavyweight boxing champion, Muhammad Ali, rallied outside the State House in Trenton, NJ in support of clemency for Rubin (Hurricane) Carter and John Artis. Click image to learn more.

See Democracy Now!’s broadcast on Hurricane Carter.

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