Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Thursday, October 19, 2023
6 p.m.–8 p.m.

Pointz Center
Sinclair Community College

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Timeline of events

1949      Groveland 4 falsely accused and indicted. Ernest Thomas murdered by police.

1951      Sam Shepard murdered by police.

2012       Devil in the Grove, by Gilbert King published.

2017      Florida Legislature issues an apology to the families.

2019      Florida Governor grants four posthumous pardons.

2021      Florida Circuit Court restores full presumption of innocence.

  • Dismissing the indictments of Ernest Thomas and Sam Shepard (killed by police before trial).
  • Setting aside and vacating the convictions of Charles Greenlee and Walter Irvin.