Hurrcaine Essay, Research Paper
The boxing world is a world of guts, glory, and among other things
pride. To achieve all of these things a fighter must never give up and
fight until the end. For Rubin Hurricane Carter his fight would not
stop out of the ring. The book titled Hurricane The miraculous Journey
of Ruban Carter had an impact on me like no other book. The theme of
the book was to never give up, even when the odds are stacked against
you for days, months, or even years there is always a chance and giving
up will not get you anywhere.
On October 14, 1966 Rubin Hurricane Carter was picked up by
police and charged with the Lafayette bar murders. The Lafayette bar
murders was the horrific shooting of four innocent white victims in the
small town of Paterson. Carter was appalled to find him in the back of
the squad car for a murder he so obviously did not commit. His trial was
a despicable display of prejudice and racism. Despite reconstructed
stories the facts were stacked on Carters side, however on May 26, 1976
Carter and friend John Artis were convicted of murder one on all three
counts by an all Caucasian jury. Though Carter was locked in a cell it
was as if he would not give up his freedom, he appealed and appealed.
Finally a young man named Lesra Martin, a young Negro inspired to
free Carter, came in contact with Ruban.
Lesra was a black boy living with a white family who helped him
with school work and kept him out of trouble. Lesra and his family
fought for Carter like a mother to a child, they knew as well as Ruban
that he was an innocent man. They gathered every bit of evidence and
went back to court for one last trial and on 1985 he was released from
prison after nearly 20 years. Rubin never gave up.
Rubin Hurricane Carter affected my life by making me
realize what people believe is meaningless when you believe in yourself.
Just as Rubin fought, I will fight until what I feel is right happens. If
odds are ever stacked against me I will always remember this book and
his story of strength and courage and it will get me through anything.
Ruban Carter is a great role model and an even better person then I
could have ever imagined.
Rubin Cater made me believe no matter what giving up is not an
option, and never give into something you do not believe in. After
reading this book I am a stronger person. The Hurricane is a book I
certainly will never forget.