Gilbert King

Gilbert King is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys and the Dawn of a New America." The book, about four black men falsely accused of raping Norma Lee Padgett, a 17-year-old white woman in Groveland, Fla. in 1949, unearthed a largely forgotten chapter in the long history of racial injustice in the United States, and explored, in painstaking details, the tactics used by Thurgood Marshall, the future Supreme Court Justice, to chip away at the foundations of Jim Crow law. King will be joined byThurgood Marshall, Jr., a lawyer and the son of the late Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, for a moderated discussion about the case of the Groveland Boys and the work of Justice Thurgood Marshall.