The Groveland Four: Righting a historical injustice

The Groveland Four Clemency Coalition (GFCC), a group of citizens bringing justice to wrongly accused victims, gained justice for The Groveland Four, four young African-American men wrongly accused of rape, by creating a communications and advocacy program during a high-profile election year.


Nearly 70 years ago, four African American men – Charles Greenlee, Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd, and Ernest Thomas – were falsely accused and wrongly convicted in one of the most shameful episodes of Florida history. Accused of raping a white 17-yea

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