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Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn

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The story of Yusuf Hawkins, a black teenager who was murdered in 1989 by a group of young white men in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Hawkins’ death and the official response to it sparked outrage in New York, unleashing a torrent of racial tension and spurring tireless civil rights activism that exposed deep racial prejudices and inequities which continue to plague the country today. Directed by Muta’Ali Muhammad.

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From Melanie McFarland at Salon:

Voices past and present give Storm Over Brooklyn a piercing relevance in the here and now, whether by what they’re saying or what they represent. Full Review

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