Central Park entry gate commemorates the ‘Exonerated Five’


              Sharonne Salaam, center, mother of Yusef Salaam, in a reflection right, one of five men exonerated after being wrongfully convicted as teenagers for the 1989 rape of a jogger in Central Park, listens during a ceremony to name the northeast gateway of Central Park as "The Gate of the Exonerated," Monday Dec. 19, 2022, in New York. The entrance was named to honor Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana Jr., Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray and Korey Wise, who were the five men exonerated in the case. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            
              Yusef Salaam, with hands together, Raymond Santana Jr., center, and Kevin Richardson, right, wearing hat, three of five men exonerated after being wrongfully convicted as teenagers for the 1989 rape of a jogger in Central Park, listen during a ceremony to name the northeast gateway of Central Park as "The Gate of the Exonerated," Monday Dec. 19, 2022, in New York. The entrance was named to honor Salaam, Santana, Richardson, Antron McCray and Korey Wise, who were the five men exonerated in the case. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            
              Kevin Richardson, seated second from left, one of five men exonerated after being wrongfully convicted as teenagers for the 1989 rape of a jogger in Central Park, including Raymond Santana Jr., far left, holds onto the hand of civil rights activist Queen Mother Moore, far right, during a ceremony for naming the northeast gateway of Central Park as "The Gate of the Exonerated," also attended by civil rights activists Rev. Herbert Daughtry, standing second rom left, and Rev. Al Sharpton, center, Monday Dec. 19, 2022, in New York. The entrance was named to honor Richardson, Santana, Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray, Korey Wise, the five men exonerated in the case. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            
              Mayor Eric Adams, left, leaves the podium to greet Yusef Salaam, standing center, one of five men exonerated after being wrongfully convicted as teenagers for the 1989 rape of a jogger in Central Park, after speaking at a ceremony to name the northeast gateway of Central Park as "The Gate of the Exonerated," Monday Dec. 19, 2022, in New York. The entrance was named to honor Salaam, Raymond Santana Jr., Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray and Korey Wise, the five men exonerated in the case. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            
              Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, second from left, and U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., attend a ceremony to name the northeast gateway of Central Park as "The Gate of the Exonerated," for five men, including Yusef Salaam, seated far right, exonerated after being wrongfully convicted as teenagers for the 1989 rape of a jogger in Central Park, Monday Dec. 19, 2022, in New York. The entrance was named to honor Salaam, Raymond Santana Jr., Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray and Korey Wise, who were exonerated in the case. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            
              From left to right, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana Jr., and Kevin Richardson, three of five men exonerated after being wrongfully convicted as teenagers for the 1989 rape of a jogger in Central Park, listen during a ceremony to name the northeast gateway of Central Park as "The Gate of the Exonerated," Monday Dec. 19, 2022, in New York. The entrance was named to honor Salaam, Santana, Richardson, Antron McCray and Korey Wise, who were exonerated in the case. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            
              Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, at podium, speaks during a ceremony to name the northeast gateway of Central Park as "The Gate of the Exonerated," in honor of the five men exonerated after being wrongfully convicted as teenagers for the 1989 rape of a jogger in Central Park, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, in New York. The entrance was named to honor Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana Jr., Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray and Korey Wise, who were exonerated in the case. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            
              Raymond Santana Jr., left, one of five men exonerated after being wrongfully convicted as teenagers for the 1989 rape of a jogger in Central Park, moves his hand over the words "Gate of the Exonerated" during a naming ceremony for the northeast gateway of Central Park, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, in New York. The entrance was named to honor Santana, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Antron McCray, Korey Wise — the five men exonerated in the case. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            
              A crowd cheers as Yusef Salaam, left, one of five men exonerated after being wrongfully convicted as teenagers for the 1989 rape of a jogger in Central Park, looks at the plaque with the words "Gate of the Exonerated," unveiled during a naming ceremony for the northeast gateway of Central Park, Monday Dec. 19, 2022, in New York. The entrance was named to honor Salaam, Kevin Richardson, Raymond Santana Jr., Antron McCray, Korey Wise — the five men exonerated in the case. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
            
              Master drummer Baba Don Babatunde, far left, and civil rights activist Queen Mother Moore, far right, lead a spiritual moment, during the Central Park gate-naming ceremony to honor the five men exonerated after being wrongfully convicted as teenagers for the 1989 rape of a jogger in Central Park, including Yusef Salaam, seated third from left, Raymond Santana Jr., seated fourth from left, Monday Dec. 19, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Central Park entry gate commemorates the ‘Exonerated Five’