The Author

Lesra Martin was once an inner city kid dismissed by society; he rose from a poorly educated Brooklyn teen to a highly respected attorney. His heartrending story, which was the subject of the major feature film The Hurricane, has inspired millions, including its star, Denzel Washington. Also inspired by his experiences, The National Film Board of Canada produced the documentary The Journey of Lesra Martin, a compelling film that was screened at numerous film festivals around the world. Among many other notable appearances, Lesra has addressed world leaders and General Assembly Delegates of the United Nations. He has been featured on countless television and radio shows, including The Oprah Winfrey Show and Larry King Live.