S12E14 Devil in the Grove 1 (4/2/19)

April 2, 2019
Faith & Justice:

A Conversation about
Devil in the Grove
with Gilbert King

The Pulitzer Prize committee cited this book as “a richly detailed chronicle of racial injustice in the Florida town of Groveland in 1949.” On this episode of Friends Talking Faith with The Three Wise Guys we’ll discuss faith and racial justice. Devil in the Grove is a 2012 non-fiction book by American author Gilbert King. The book was awarded the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction. It is a history of the attorney Thurgood Marshall’s defense of four young black men in Lake County, Florida, who were wrongly accused in 1949 of raping a white woman. They were known as the Groveland Boys. Marshall led a team from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund – these four men were pardoned posthumously in 2019. Today, we will talk with the author about this tremendously important historical account of the depth of racism in 1949, and our growing, continuing struggle with racism. Our conversation with Mr. Gilbert King, author of “Devil in the Grove” – that’s coming up on this Friends Talking Faith.

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