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Devil in the grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America

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Devil in the Grove, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction, is a gripping true story of racism, murder, rape, and the law. It brings to light one of the most dramatic court cases in American history, and offers a rare and revealing portrait of Thurgood Marshall that the world has never seen before.

As Isabel Wilkerson's The Warmth of Other Suns did for the story of America's black migration, Gilbert King's Devil in the Grove does for this great untold story of American legal history, a dangerous and uncertain case from the days immediately before Brown v. Board of Education in which the young civil rights attorney Marshall risked his life to defend a boy slated for the electric chair--saving him, against all odds, from being sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit.

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display_description In 1949, Florida's orange industry was booming with cheap Jim Crow labor. When a white seventeen-year-old Groveland girl cried rape, vicious Sheriff McCall was fast on the trail of four young blacks who dared to envision a future for themselves. Then the Ku Klux Klan rolled into town, burning homes and chasing hundreds of blacks into the swamps. So began the chain of events that would bring Thurgood Marshall, the man known as "Mr. Civil Rights," into the fray. Associates thought it was suicidal for him to wade into the "Florida Terror" at a time when he was irreplaceable to the burgeoning civil rights movement, but the lawyer would not shrink from the fight--not after the Klan had murdered one of Marshall's NAACP associates and Marshall had endured threats that he would be next. Drawing on a wealth of never-before-published material, including the FBI's unredacted Groveland case files, as well as the NAACP's Legal Defense Fund files, King shines new light on this remarkable civil rights crusader against a heroic backdrop.--From publisher description.
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subject_facet African Americans -- Civil rights, Discrimination in criminal justice administration -- Florida -- Groveland, Groveland (Fla.) -- Race relations, Marshall, Thurgood, -- 1908-1993, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Rape -- Florida -- Groveland
title_display Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America
title_full Devil in the Grove Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, Devil in the grove : Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America / Gilbert King
title_short Devil in the grove :
title_sub Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the dawn of a new America
topic_facet African American Nonfiction, African Americans, Civil rights, Discrimination in criminal justice administration, History, Marshall, Thurgood, Nonfiction, Race relations, Rape