5 Reasons Why

Five reasons you should see and hear The Central Park Five.

Director Nataki Garrett and conductor Kazem Abdullah team up to share this important Pulitzer Prize-winning opera.The artists, the music, and the ensemble are all excellent reasons to experience this work, but the five most important reasons are the five men whose story we share. 

1. Antron McCray

Age at time of arrest: 15
Time served: 6 years

2. Kevin Richardson

Age at time of arrest: 14
Time served: 5.5 years

3. Yusef Salaam

Age at time of arrest: 15
Time served: 6 years, 8 months

4. Raymond Santana

Age at time of arrest: 14
Time served: 5 years

5. Korey Wise

Age at time of arrest: 16
Time served: 12 years

Combined, these five men served 35 years for a crime that they did not commit. Learn more and get involved in preventing future injustice with The Innocence Project. 


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