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Rubin Hurricane Carter dies at 76 years of age.




The former boxer, and civil rights acitivist Rubin "Hurricane" Carter has passed away on Sunday April 20th, 2014. He was known for the court case that inprisoned him for 19 years. The case involved the murder of two men and the case was well publicied and was the topic of at least one song as well as a movie.


The human civil rights activist was the Executive Director of a Canadian non-profit organization based in Toronto, Ontario known as the Accociation in Defence of the Wrongly Convinced or AIDWYC. The former boxer was known as a civil rights activism had reportedly battled cancer towards the end of his life. 




References/Links:The Toronto Star - Rubin “Hurricane” Carter dead at 76DemocracyNow! - Rubin "Hurricane" Carter Dies at 76