World Wide Corporate Events

We're here to answer your questions. If live help is closed, click to email.

Client Quotes

Site Map
Link Partners

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

To book artists and talent such as Rubin "Hurricane" Carter for your corporate event, convention, or fundraiser, just use our Find Talent Form or Contact us.
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter was a professional boxer who had been a #1 contender for the middleweight boxing crown. In 1966, he and his friend John Artis were wrongfully arrested for a triple murder which took place in a bar in New Jersey. While some still maintain that it is not entirely clear who committed the crime, it is very clear that Carter and Artis did not receive a fair trial. Not only were Carter and Artis were the only black people in a courtroom full of whites, but the jury was also made up of so-called "death-qualified" jurors.

Carter wrote an autobiography while in jail, and many years after it had been published, a boy from Brooklyn stumbled across the book and read it. He was so moved that he wrote to Mr. Carter, asking if he could meet him. Carter reluctantly began corresponding with the boy and his Canadian friends, and they decided to take it upon themselves to free an innocent man. At one point along the line, Carter's autobiography was sent to the legendary songwriter Bob Dylan, who was deeply moved by the story.

"The first time I saw him," recalls Dylan, "I left knowing one thing...I realized that this man's philosophy and my philosophy were running down the same road, and you don't meet too many people like that." As a result, Dylan wrote a song in 1974 called "Hurricane," which told Rubin's story.

Rubin Carter currently is a member of the Board of Directors of the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta, the Association in Defence of the Wrongfully Convicted in Toronto, and the Alliance for Prison Justice in Boston. He also speaks regularly to high school and university audiences, as well as at corporate meetings and conferences. According to fans who have heard him, he speaks of one race: the human race, accepting and forgiving. He also says that it isn't that he is not bitter--sometimes he feels bitter--he simply no longer behaves bitterly; he behaves caringly. Bitterness is there, but he cannot be the person he wishes to be unless he keeps the bitterness out of his behavior.

Universal Pictures has just recently released a film about the life of Rubin Carter. The director is Norman Jewison (And Justice For All 1979, Moonstruck 1987, Other People's Money 1991, Only You 1994), and the film is called The Hurricane. It stars Denzel Washington as the title character. The film premiered at the Toronoto Film Festival on September 17, and has been described by a visitor to this site as being "captivating and devastating," leaving him and his wife "totally overwhelmed."

Rubin Carter, who attended a sneak preview on the night before the premier, received a standing ovation for coming through an experience that revealed "the best and worst of humanity." The movie was filmed on location at the original Lafayette Bar and Grill in Patterson, NJ. The film follows the story of Rubin Carter and John Artis as they are arrested, tried, and convicted for a crime they did not commit. Universal Pictures also has a trailer up on their website, as well as a number of behind-the-scenes pictures and background on the making of the movie.

To book an artist such as Rubin "Hurricane" Carter or other big name talent for your Corporate Event, Private Party, Fundraiser or Convention, let one of our mediator agents negotiate with managers, agents and artists to achieve the best possible entertainment experience.

Just fill out the Talent Request form for "Rubin "Hurricane" Carter", so that one of our experienced professionals can contact and book this artist for you. We make booking entertainment and booking musicians easy! So get started with the preliminary Talent Request form and let us use our negitiating skills to get Rubin "Hurricane" Carter booked for your next event.

Entertainment We Provide

How Can We Help You? Corporate Entertainment Services About Us

Entertainment News

Entertainment Articles and Resources

We are entertainment mediators and booking agents. We do not represent any one artist, so we are able to concentrate on using our expertise and entertainment buying power to get you the best possible deal, negotiating between artists, management companies and agents. We represent you, the client, to bring you a joyful and profitable experience.

WWCE is a mediator company, designed for the purpose of Booking Entertainment for the corporate Talent Buyer. Although fans are very important to the Entertainment Industry, WWCE is, under no circumstances, a fan-based site. WWCE's Web page is a window for acheiving successful Event Planning for Corporations and Businesses only. Fans and friends should refer to the Internet Yellow Pages, Record Labels etc...
Thank you for your consideration on this matter! Please don't hesitate to call us when Booking Entertainment for your special event!