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Kevin Richardson

Kevin Richardson

Keynote Speaker: One of the Central Park 5, American Criminal Rights Activist & Businessman

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Kevin Richardson Biography

April 19, 1989 started off as a normal day for 14-year-old Kevin D. Richardson, but that night would change the course of his life and American society forever. After the brutal attack and sexual assault of jogger Trisha Ellen Meili in Central Park, the New York Police Department rounded up and arrested a total of 10 suspects, including Richardson. Despite there being no DNA and little evidence connecting himself and the four other teens to the crime, Richardson was charged and sentenced to serve 5 to 10 years in jail. After serving five-and-a-half years for a crime he did not commit, Richardson was put on probation and released from prison.

However, years later the conviction for the attack remained on his record. In 2002, New York District Attorney Robert Richardson joined forces with the other men falsely convicted and filed a lawsuit for $41 million, which was finally settled in 2014. In 2019, Netflix released "When They See Us", a mini-series portraying the famous events of the case. The celebrated and award-winning show has brought the injustices Richardson and the Central Park Five experienced back into the public’s attention.

30 years later, Richardson is an advocate for criminal justice reform and uses his personal experience with false coercions and unjust convictions to bring about change. He has partnered with the Innocence Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to exonerating wrongfully convicted people through DNA testing. Richardson received an honorary bachelor of fine arts in music from Syracuse University in 2020.

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Kevin Richardson Videos

‘Central Park Five’ Speak Out 30 Years After Wrongful Conviction
The Central Park Five: A cautionary tale of injustice
The Central Park Five | Interview | TimesTalks

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What topics does Kevin Richardson speak about?

Kevin Richardson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Law, Social Justice, Government, Black Heritage, Diversity, Social Activism, Civil Rights, Television & Film and Culture.

Where does Kevin Richardson travel from?

Kevin Richardson generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Kevin Richardson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Law, Social Justice and Government. The estimated speaking fee range to book Kevin Richardson for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events $10,000 - $20,000. Kevin Richardson generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Maya L. Harris, S. Lee Merritt and Nikki Giovanni. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kevin Richardson for an upcoming event.

Kevin Richardson Videos

‘Central Park Five’ Speak Out 30 Years After Wrongful Conviction
The Central Park Five: A cautionary tale of injustice
The Central Park Five | Interview | TimesTalks

Kevin Richardson Reviews

  • You all did an amazing job! I also already recommended you to many of my friends at different universities.
    Virginia Commonwealth University - Oct 25 2019

  • The experience was absolutely impeccable! The AAE team was attentive, knowledgeable and truly a pleasure to work with. Thank you for a smooth and amazing experience!
    Suffolk Community College Association, Inc. - Oct 18 2019

  • This was by far the best event on campus in years! We had the biggest community and student turnout for an event since the early 2000s (550 people). Working with AAE staff and Kevin was nothing but a pleasure! Everyone surpassed expectations and I have already begin to recommend AAE to colleagues. In addition, there were other schools in attendance last night and I have already passed your information and site on to them. Nothing but professionalism and organization from start to finish. I look forward to working with All American Speakers again very soon. In fact, we are already putting another event together as we speak, Thank you. Antonio
    Wingate University - Sep 17 2019

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