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Devil in the Grove

Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America

by Gilbert King

Hardcover, 434 pages, HarperCollins, List Price: $26.99 |

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Devil in the Grove
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Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
Author
Gilbert King

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Book Summary

Chronicles a little-known court case in which Thurgood Marshall successfully saved a black citrus worker from the electric chair after the worker was accused of raping a white woman with three other black men.