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Yusef Salaam of the “Exonerated Five” on His Prison Reform Activism and His New Book, ‘Better, Not Bitter’

Yusef Salaam joins the show to talk about how the false conviction shaped his life and later his activist work, what inspired him to write his new book, and more

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Bakari is joined by Yusef Salaam, one of the Central Park “Exonerated Five,” to talk about what it was like seeing his life portrayed in the series When They See Us (3:20), how the false conviction shaped his life and later his activist work (10:13), and what inspired him to write his new book, Better, Not Bitter (20:33).

Host: Bakari Sellers
Guest: Yusef Salaam
Producer: Kaya McMullen

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