Remembering Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter (1937 - 2014)

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Rubin ''Hurricane'' Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76. - AP

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (L) poses with actor Denzel Washington at the premier of the film "The Hurricane" in this file photo taken in Los Angeles December 14, 1999. Carter died on April 20, 2014, in Toronto after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 76. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SPORT OBITUARY)
File photo of Rubin Carter posing with Washington at premiere of The Hurricane in Los Angeles
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (L) poses with actor Denzel Washington at the premier of the film "The Hurricane" in this file photo taken in Los Angeles December 14, 1999. Carter died on April 20, 2014, in Toronto after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 76. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SPORT OBITUARY)
FILE - In this Feb. 23, 1965 file photo, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, left, knocks out Italian boxer Fabio Bettini in the 10th and last round of their fight at the Falais Des Sports in Paris. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this Feb. 23, 1965 file photo, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, left, knocks out Italian boxer Fabio Bettini in the 10th and last round of their fight at the Falais Des Sports in Paris. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this Feb. 23, 1965 file photo, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, left, knocks out Italian boxer Fabio Bettini in the 10th and last round of their fight at the Falais Des Sports in Paris. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this Feb. 23, 1965 file photo, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and Italian boxer Fabio Bettini pose after a fight at the Palais des Sports in Paris. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP photo/Bedini, File)
In this Feb. 23, 1965 file photo, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and Italian boxer Fabio Bettini pose after a fight at the Palais des Sports in Paris. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP photo/Bedini, File)
FILE - In this Feb. 23, 1965 file photo, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter and Italian boxer Fabio Bettini pose after a fight at the Palais des Sports in Paris. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP photo/Bedini, File)
FILE - In this Nov. 8, 1985 file photo, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, right, the former middleweight boxer, is escorted into federal court in Newark, N.J. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this Nov. 8, 1985 file photo, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, right, the former middleweight boxer, is escorted into federal court in Newark, N.J. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP Photo/File)
FILE - In this Nov. 8, 1985 file photo, Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, right, the former middleweight boxer, is escorted into federal court in Newark, N.J. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP Photo/File)
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (C) poses with actor Denzel Washington (L) and boxing champion Evander Holyfield at the premier of the film "The Hurricane" in this file photo taken in Los Angeles December 14, 1999. Carter died on April 20, 2014, in Toronto after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 76. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SPORT OBITUARY)
File photo of Rubin Carter posing with Washington and Holyfield at premiere of The Hurricane in Los Angeles
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (C) poses with actor Denzel Washington (L) and boxing champion Evander Holyfield at the premier of the film "The Hurricane" in this file photo taken in Los Angeles December 14, 1999. Carter died on April 20, 2014, in Toronto after a battle with prostate cancer. He was 76. REUTERS/Fred Prouser/Files (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT SPORT OBITUARY)
FILE - In this March 3, 2000 file photo, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, left, listens as Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former middleweight boxer, speaks during a news conference inside the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic, Calif. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
In this March 3, 2000 file photo, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, left, listens as Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former middleweight boxer, speaks during a news conference inside the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic, Calif. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76
FILE - In this March 3, 2000 file photo, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, left, listens as Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former middleweight boxer, speaks during a news conference inside the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic, Calif. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
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Boxer and Icon Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Dies at 76
Boxer and Icon Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Dies at 76
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2004 file photo, former boxer, Rubin, "Hurricane" Carter, holds up the writ of habeas corpus that freed him from prison, during a news conference held in Sacramento, Calif. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2004 file photo, former boxer, Rubin, "Hurricane" Carter, holds up the writ of habeas corpus that freed him from prison, during a news conference held in Sacramento, Calif. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2004 file photo, former boxer, Rubin, "Hurricane" Carter, holds up the writ of habeas corpus that freed him from prison, during a news conference held in Sacramento, Calif. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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