The Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
Speaker: Gilbert King
Date: September 4, 2013
Time: 11:00 AM
Gilbert King has written about Supreme Court history and the death penalty for The New York Times and The Washington Post, and is a featured contributor to Smithsonian magazine's history blog, “Past Imperfect,” as well as The Washington Post's “The Root.” His book,The Execution of Willie Francis, was published in 2008. Gilbert’s most recent book is Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 2013. Devil in the Grove draws on never-before-published material about the deadliest case of future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall’s career. Gilbert is also a photographer whose work has appeared inGlamour and New York Magazine, as well as international editions of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, and Elle. A book signing will follow his Forum.