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DEVIL IN THE GROVE: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

A thoroughgoing study of one of the most important civil-rights cases argued by Thurgood Marshall in dismantling Jim Crow strictures."Mr. Civil Rights" was mid-career in 1949 as special council to the Legal Defense Fund (of the NAACP) when the case of four young black men facing the death penalty for the rape of a white woman in Groveland, Fla., riveted his attention. Yet in order for the LDF to ... Read full review

Review: Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Barbara Bamberger Scott

“Is it true that in Florida the word of a Negro means nothing when weighed against that of a white person?” These words were fateful when written, yet still have resonance today. They were penned in 1951 by Harry T. Moore, an unpaid coordinator for the NAACP in Florida to the thengovernor, in protest at outrages surrounding the treatment of black suspects in a highprofile rape case. This was a ... Read full review

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