Syracuse Names Scholarship for Kevin Richardson of the Central Park 5

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Kevin Richardson at a rally in New York January 17, 2013. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri).

Syracuse University has honored Kevin Richardson, one of the five teenagers wrongly convicted of rape in New York City in 1989, with a scholarship in his name.

Richardson was honored at the university on September 8 at a benefit reception for the Our Time Has Come scholarship, which supports underserved students seeking an opportunity for higher education, the university’s student newspaper, The Daily Orange, reported. Richardson was also honored during the reception with the announcement of the Kevin Richardson Fund, which will be part of the Our Time Has Come program.

Richardson told WSTM that he always wanted to attend the university and get away from New York City. 

“Living in New York City was somewhere — I wanted to be away from the city, and I wanted to come to upstate, and Syracuse was the perfect…

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