Crystal Feimster was a panelist at the NYC screening of “The Central Park Five,” withdocumentary filmmakers Sarah Burns and David McMahon, on Thursday, November
15, 2012. (Click here to view Crystal Feimster featured in the “Sizzle Reel” video produced by Social Cinema at New America NYC to promote “The Central Park Five” documentary.)
“The Central Park Five” is “a chilling exposé” on a rape that occurred on April 19, 1989 inCentral Park. The incident took on national sensation when five Harlem youths were arrested and convicted for the assault. The teens spent 6 and 13 years in prison for a crime they did not commit before their convictions were overturned when a serial rapist confessed to the crime.
Pictured above from l. to r.: Crystal Feimster, Yale University; Raymond Santana, a member of the Central Park Five; and Sarah Burns, film co-director. The author of Southern Horrors: Women and the Politics of Rape and Lynching, Professor Feimster’s research focuses on racial and sexual violence.
Crystal Feimster is Assistant Professor of African American Studies and American Studies at Yale Univerisity.
Visit Crystal Feimster’s faculty page:http://afamstudies.yale.edu/faculty/crystal-feimster
Updated and revised on Nov. 28, 2012, 4:30pm.
Revised June 18, 2013