Blair Underwood: Ava Duvernay Made A Grief Counselor Available On The Set Of ‘When They See Us’

Looking For The Light


Shamika Sanders,Sr. Entertainment Editor

Posted May 31, 2019

Blair Underwood

Ava Duvernaywas just a teenager when five young Black boys, from Harlem, were arrested and convicted for the rape of a white woman in Central Park on the night of April 19, 1989. So when Raymond Santana, one of the “Central Park 5” sent her a wishful tweet about bringing the Central Park 5 story to the screen, “it meant a lot” to her, she revealed toNPR.

Ava and Netflix’sWhen They See Uschronicles the events of the Central Park Five case that captivated the nation. The four-part series will span 25 years, taking on the wrongful conviction of the boys, as well as highlight their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.

Antron McCray, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana, Jr., Kevin Richardson and Korey Wise were beaten upon…

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