Yusef Salaam

Yusef Salaam

Yusef Salaam is the inspirational speaker and prison abolitionist, who, at age fourteen was one of the five teenage boys wrongly convicted in the Central Park jogger case. In 1997, he left prison as an adult to a world he didn’t fully recognize or understand and in 2002 he was exonerated for the crime he didn’t commit. Yusef now travels the world as an inspirational speaker, advocate and educator on the impact of disenfranchisement, mass incarceration, police brutality and misconduct, press ethics and bias, race and law and the disparities in the criminal justice system, especially for men of color.

Yusef Salaam is published by Hachette Book Group Canada

What to read

Better, Not Bitter: Living on Purpose in the Pursuit of Racial Justice by Yusef Salaam, 2021

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