Looking Back at Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter

Boxer and activist Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter passed away last month, and thanks to a memorable film, his story will continue to live on.

Carter spent his formative years being raised in Paterson, New Jersey, and getting into his fair share of trouble. He was an up and coming boxer whose life took a turn for the worst when he along with his friend John Artis, were charged with three murders both denied they committed. Both were found guilty. Carter would serve 19 years in prison before being freed in 1985.

14 years later, Rubin ‘Hurricane’ Carter’s story gained new-found recognition with the release of the film “The Hurricane.” Carter was portrayed brilliantly by Denzel Washington. Here’s the trailer below.