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A Search for Truth: Gary Corsair & 'A Legal Lynching'

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In an important, disturbing, interview, Gary Corsair, journalist and author of LEGAL LYNCHING: THE SAD SAGA OF THE GROVELAND FOUR, discusses his book documenting a 1949 sensational true crime case in which four young black men are found guilty of raping a young white woman.

This book is a testimony to the author's courageous research, the only author to conduct live interviews with many of the participants in this case, which helped bring Thurgood Marshall to national attention.

The case of the Groveland Four remains controversial even six decades after three of the men were imprisoned and one was killed by a sheriff's posse.

Thanks to Corsair's research and new evidence, the families of these men, now all deceased, are seeking exoneration from Florida Governor Rick Scott. Their story has become the subject of another author's Pulitzer Prize winning book, and that author repeatedly cites Corsair as an important source.

Corsair's work to right these wrongs, in the face of danger and many obstacles, is awe-inspiring. Could such a legal lynching happen today? This is one interview you don't want to miss.

This is Author’s Beat, sponsored by The Writers League of the Villages in central Florida. The program is hosted by award-winning author Mark H. Newhouse and was created by prize-winning national journalist Don Canaan and Mark Newhouse