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RUBIN "HURRICANE" CARTER - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: JOHN ARTIS - HFSID 324926

RUBIN "HURRICANE" CARTER & JOHN ARTIS Boxer Hurricane Carter and John Artis sign a rally photo for their 1976 muder retrial. Visible in the crowd is Muhammad Ali. Photograph signed: "Rubin Hurricane Carter", and, "John Artis", in blue ink, B/w, 8x10.

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RUBIN "HURRICANE" CARTER & JOHN ARTIS
Boxer Hurricane Carter and John Artis sign a rally photo for their 1976 muder retrial. Visible in the crowd is Muhammad Ali.
Photograph signed: "Rubin Hurricane Carter", and, "John Artis", in blue ink, B/w, 8x10. Visible in the photo is Muhammad Ali who often supported civil rights rallies. RUBIN HURRICANE CARTER (1937-2014), whose career boxing record was 27-12 (19 KOs) earned a shot at the title with a TKO of former and future champion Emile Griffith in December 1963. After six more fights in 1965, things went abruptly wrong for "Hurricane" Carter. On June 17, 1966, two men and a woman were murdered at a New Jersey bar, and on October 14, 1967, Carter and John Artis were arrested for the murders. These convictions were overturned in 1976, but Carter and Artis were convicted in a retrial that same year. Again, the decisions were appealed, with US District and Circuit Courts tossing out the convictions again on the grounds of prosecutorial misconduct (1985). Carter's story, popularized in a ballad by Bob Dylan in 1975, was the subject of the 1999 film, The Hurricane, starring Denzel Washington. Carter received honorary doctorates of law from universities in Canada and Australia in 2005 for his twelve years of work as head of The Association in Defense of the Wrongly Convicted. JOHN ARTIS was released on parole for the murders in 1981. However, in 1987, he was busted running with a cocaine circle in New York City and was sentenced to 6 years in prison. In the 1970s Artis earned a small reputation as a civil rights celeb of the Hurricane Carter protests which garnered national support and attention. He even went as far as to promote the image of a drug free citizen. Since his 1966 conviction, Artis has maintained that he was simply the "other guy" in the Hurricane Carter trial, saying that he had nothing to do with Carter's arrest. Fine condition.

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