Jul 29, 2022

33 Years Later, Teenagers Known as the “Central Park Five” Become the “Exonerated Six”


New York, NY (July 29, 2022) – Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg will speak tomorrow at the National Action Network (NAN) House of Justice in Harlem on the heels of a sixth exoneration in the infamous 1989 Central Park jogger case, in which a group of Black and Latino teenagers were falsely convicted of raping and assaulting a white female jogger. Steven Lopez, a co-defendant alongside the so-called Central Park Five, was 15 at the time of his arrest. Now known as the Exonerated Five, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana, Korey Wise, and Yusef Salaam’s convictions were overturned in 2002 following a confession and DNA match from the real assailant.


During the initial case, Rev. Al Sharpton helped raise bail money for the accused teens and was a vocal supporter of the Exonerated Five’s innocence.



Civil Rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, President and Founder of NAN

Alvin Bragg, Manhattan District Attorney



National Action Network – House of Justice

106 W. 145th Street at Malcolm X Blvd


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Saturday, July 30, 2022

Media arrival 9:30 a.m.

10:00 a.m. – Rev. Al Sharpton/Alvin Bragg remarks


About National Action Network (NAN)

National Action Network is one of the leading civil rights organizations in the Nation with chapters throughout the entire United States. Founded in 1991 by Reverend Al Sharpton, NAN works within the spirit and tradition of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to promote a modern civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice, decency and equal opportunities for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender. For more information go to