Saturday, January 19, 2008

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter at his record changer in 1964

Yes, the story of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter's path from boxer to prison convict to advocate for the Wrongly Convicted is a fascinating saga, but uh, really I just liked this old photo of him spinning tunes.

This photo ran in the October 24th, 1964 edition of The Saturday Evening Post, in an article about the upcoming championship boxing match in which Carter was the contender for Joey Giardello's middleweight title.

Carter lost the match that December. It was just a couple of years later that he received the first of his two convictions for three 1966 murders. Those convictions were finally overturned in 1985, after Carter had spent almost twenty years in prison.

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