Celebrating the Anniversary of Florida’s Formal Apology to The Groveland Boys Case

  By Douglas C. Lyons It came almost seven decades too late. A year ago today, Florida lawmakers issued a formal apology to the descendants of The Groveland Boys, four young black men who were falsely accused of raping a white woman in 1949. The arrests, forced confessions, their abusive treatment as prisoners — three […]

The Groveland Boys Had a Friend in the Florida NAACP

  “While [Thurgood] Marshall and [Franklin] Williams attempted to put together a preliminary legal strategy, the New York office of the NAACP advised Harry T. Moore in Florida that the Legal Defense Fund would vigorously defend the Groveland Boys and requested that Moore rouse local public support for the case. Moore immediately sprang into action. […]