Gilbert King | Beneath a Ruthless Sun

King won the 2013 Pulitzer for The Devil in the Grove, his riveting account of a 1949 case involving the rape of a white woman and the unjust prosecution of four innocent black men for the crime. Among the key figures in that story was Mabel Norris Reese, editor of the local paper. Reese plays an even

larger role in King’s new book, which returns to Florida to recount a 1957 rape case. This time, despite the victim’s description of her attacker as a black man, the main suspect is a nineteen-year-old white man. Guilty of nothing more than being poor and having the mental age of a ten-year-old, the man is sent to the state hospital for the insane, forgotten by everyone but Reese, who pursued the story for years, eventually exposing a shocking conspiracy.

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5015 Connecticut Ave NW, 20008
Washington
26 April , Thursday 19:00

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