Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn

About Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn

YUSUF HAWKINS: STORM OVER BROOKLYN, directed by Muta’Ali Muhammad (“Life’s Essentials with Ruby Dee”), tells the story of Yusuf Hawkins, a black teenager who was murdered in 1989 by a group of young white men in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn. Yusuf Hawkins’ death and the official response to it sparked outrage in New York, unleashing a torrent of racial tension and spurring tireless civil rights activism that exposed deep racial prejudices and inequities which continue to plague the country today.

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July 15, 2020

YUSUF HAWKINS: STORM OVER BROOKLYN debuts August 12, exclusively on HBO
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