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FILE - In this March 3, 2000 file photo, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, left, listens as Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the former middleweight boxer, speaks during a news conference inside the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic, Calif. Carter, who spent almost 20 years in jail after twice being convicted of a triple murder he denied committing, died at his home in Toronto, Sunday, April 20, 2014, according to long-time friend and co-accused John Artis. He was 76. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter, prizefighter who became symbol of racial injustice, dies at 76

Instead, Carter dedicated much of his remaining life to helping other prisoners and exposing other injustices. That was his great strength," said Thom Kidrin, who became friends with Carter after visiting him several times in prison. He also fought for a middleweight title in 1964, losing a unanimous decision to Joey Giardello. His ordeal and its racial overtones were publicized in Dylan's 1975…