Yusef Salaam | The Marshall Project | The New Yorker

Published on Nov 20, 2017

Yusef Salaam, who was wrongly convicted and imprisoned as one of the “Central Park Five,” details how his life was turned upside down one day in 1989 — and how he felt when the charges were dropped decades later.

Director: Jenny Carchman

“We Are Witnesses”: A Portrait of Crime and Punishment in America

The Rock Newman Show

Published on Feb 23, 2017

Surviving the relentless determination to prove his innocence while persevering a campaign for his execution by a man that would become the Most Powerful Man in the World (Donald Trump), Motivational Speaker Dr. Yusef Abdus Salaam​ sits with us to reveal how little the masses actually know about the case of The Central Park Five! How deep does the Rabbit Hole of Corruption go in the case of The Central Park Five?  

Five Questions With Yusef Salaam

Stony Brook University

Published on Oct 27, 2016

Stony Brook University’s  “Five Questions With …” video series showcases leaders from every field, sharing ambitious ideas and imaginative solutions for education and the global future. Yusef Salaam is a thought leader, motivator, and thinker who is a proponent of social justice. He is also one of the teens falsely accused and convicted of raping the “Central Park Jogger.”

Yusef Salaam: Forgiveness, a Path to Redemption


Published on Mar 6, 2015

This talk focuses on using forgiveness as a path to redemption, rebuilding relationships and community.

TimesTalks -

Published on Apr 26, 2013

Ken Burns, co-director and author Sarah Burns, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Jim Dwyer, and the exonerated: Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. This panel engages in a conversation about the issues raised by the award-winning documentary "The Central Park Five," the horrific crime that occurred in Central Park in 1989, the rush to judgment and the lives of those wrongly convicted.

American Film Institute

Published on Nov 22, 2012

Director Ken Burns, Director Sarah Burns, Director David McMahon, Raymond Santana, Yusef Salaam, and Kharey Wise answer questions about the documentary THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE at AFI FEST presented by Audi.