With support from the Pulitzer Prize Centennial Campfires Initiative, Humanities Texas is partnering with the Friends of the Dallas Public Library to hold a public lecture by Gilbert King on Thursday, July 21, at 7 p.m. in the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library auditorium. King received the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction for Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America, which recounts a largely forgotten chapter in the history of racial injustice in the United States and details the tactics used by Thurgood Marshall to chip away at the foundations of Jim Crow law. The program will include a presentation by King on the importance of this historic case.
This event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
Please RSVP online.