This Day in History

The attack on a young woman jogging in Central Park on the evening of April 19, 1989, sent shockwaves through New York City and the nation. The brutality of the assault and the subsequent wrongful conviction of five teenagers, known as the Central Park Five, underscored significant issues within the criminal justice system and the media’s role in shaping public perception. This case, which has since been revisited with new evidence leading to the exoneration of the convicted individuals, remains a powerful reminder of the importance of integrity, justice, and the ongoing struggle against racial bias.