Thursday, February 18, 2016 - 12:00 pm

Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, authored by Gilbert King, is a Pulitzer Prize winning book that chronicles the story of four black men falsely accused of raping a 17-year-old white woman in Groveland, Florida, in 1949.

On Feb. 18 at 12 p.m. in the UF Levin College of Law's Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (Holland Hall 180), King will discuss this chapter of racial injustice in the United States and explore the tactics used by future Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, the court's first African-American justice.

The discussion is sponsored by the UF Levin College of Law Center for the Study of Race and Race Relations, the UF Department of History, the UF African American Studies Program and the Bob Graham Center for Public Service.