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Despite being told not to follow, Marshall's colleagues,
with Z. Alexander Looby at the wheel, did just that. They
were stopped, but Looby stood his ground, and so the police
continued, passing "an angry group of men waiting by the
water" without stopping.30 Looby's "brazen pursuit seem to
have startled the law officers" and they returned Marshall to
Columbia. 31 If Looby had not followed the police, "there is
little doubt that [Marshall] would have never been seen again."32

Groveland Travesty

by sheriff deputies until they confessed to a crime that had not
taken place. The fourth went on the run even though he had no
clue why he was being chased by a mob. After running for at
least 25 miles, he was cornered in thick woods where, exhausted,
he fell asleep sitting against a tree. He never woke up. When
the unarmed man was spotted, the mob opened fire and his
face and head were riddled with bullets. 33 In the meantime,
mob violence from the Ku Klux Klan had driven hundreds of
blacks from their homes in Groveland, Lake County, Florida,
destroying many homes in the process.
At trial, the three were found guilty, and two were given
the death sentence. The third, a 16-year-old at the time of the
crime, was given life. Considering a life sentence a victory and
worried a re-trial would result in death, no appeal was lodged
on his behalf. Whereas, the appeal on behalf of the other two
was successful before the United States Supreme Court, who
ordered a new trial due to the forced confessions. Thereafter,
while transporting the two from the prison to Lake County
for a hearing, the Sheriff pulled the car over, ordered the two

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Robin J. Gray

Of all the cases in which Thurgood Marshall represented
black defendants, none featured more inhumanity to man than
the one involving the Groveland Boys. It is the subject of an
entire book, Devil in the Grove, a page-turner of a gripping tale.
A white woman, in the summer of 1949, claimed to have
been raped by four black men, even though there was no proof
that a rape had even occurred. Three Negroes, at the wrong
place at the wrong time, were promptly arrested and then beaten

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Wil Haygood, Showdown, (Alfred A. Knopf 2015), p. 73 (hereinafter "Haygood").

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