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Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

History in the Grove

Pulitzer Prize winning author, Gilbert King, joins Chief Judge Fred Lauten to take us back to 1950’s Lake County, Florida. The setting for both Mr. King’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Devil in the Grove, and his newest novel, Beneath a Ruthless Sun, Lake County is home to Sherriff Willis McCall and a past rife with racial injustice, violence, and corruption. Listen in as we explore the ugly side of our region’s history, the impact it has had on our legal system, and the importance of understanding this history as a necessary step for lasting social change.

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Episode 52

Conversations Beyond the Courtroom.

Run time 40:22



In this episode

Frederick J. Lauten

Former Chief Judge and Moderator

Gilbert King

Pulitzer Prize Winning Author

Gilbert King is an author of three books, most recently, Beneath a Ruthless Sun. His previous book, Devil in the Grove, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize