Gilbert King is an American author known for his work on civil rights history in the United States. He won the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 2013 for his book 'Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America,' which delves into racial injustices in the early 20th century. His writing often explores overlooked and profound stories of American history with a focus on legal and social struggles.
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The book is a gripping account of the Groveland Boys, four African American men falsely accused of raping a white woman in Florida in 1949, and the efforts of Thurgood Marshall, a future Supreme Court justice, to defend them. The narrative delves into the depths of racial injustice and violence in the Jim Crow South, and shows how Marshall's fight for the Groveland Boys helped to lay the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement and the desegregation of America.