Gary Corsair

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Be transported back in time … to an era when everything was black and white

July 1949, Lake County, Florida …

National Guard troops restore order after a mob of angry whites torch homes and force 400 “Negroes” to flee after a poor, white teenager cries rape …

Three “Negro” men – one just 16 years old – are arrested and tortured by “lawmen” determined to get confessions. A fourth suspect is hunted like an animal and murdered by a posse…

The trial is a farce – an all-white jury sentences two defendants to death, the third to life in prison…

After the United States Supreme Court orders a retrial, Lake County Sheriff Willis McCall administers his brand of justice, shooting two of the defendants. One dies at the scene.

Walter Lee Irvin cheats death and is retried three months later – before another all-white jury. Again, he is sentenced to death …

Two years later, courageous Governor LeRoy Collins commutes Walter’s sentence to life in Raiford State Prison, where the teen defendant, Charles Greenlee, is already serving his life sentence …

For 50 years, the case is all but forgotten … until author Gary Corsair hears voices from the grave, finds Charles Greenlee, two of the defendants’ attorneys, and shocking evidence that the accused were railroaded…

Legal Lynching: The Sad Saga of the Groveland Four exposes the tragic truths of what Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson called “One of the best examples of one of the worst menaces to American justice.”

Read the thoroughly-researched account that launched a movement to clear the names of Charles Greenlee, Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd, and Ernest Thomas … a gripping tale that moved the State of Florida to exonerate The Groveland Four.

Legal Lynching: The Sad Saga of the Groveland Four

Price: $16.75 USD

Legal Lynching: The Sad Saga of Groveland Four