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PEN America Winter 2017 Author’s Evening with Gilbert King

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We’re Sorry, this dinner has been SOLD OUT.

You are invited to a private dinner with author Gilbert King.

The dinner will be hosted by Jeanmarie and Billy Fenrich on Thursday, March 2nd at 6:30pm in their West Village home.

Gilbert will discuss his Pulitzer Prize-winning book Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America. Drawing on a wealth of never-before-published material, including the FBI’s unredacted Groveland case files, and with unprecedented access to the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund files, Gilbert King shines new light on this remarkable civil rights crusader, setting his rich and driving narrative against the heroic backdrop of a case that U.S. Supreme Court justice Robert Jackson decried as “one of the best examples of one of the worst menaces to American justice.”

Praise for Devil in the Grove: “A thoroughgoing study of one of the most important civil-rights cases argued by Thurgood Marshall in dismantling Jim Crow strictures. . . .Deeply researched and superbly composed.” —Kirkus Reviews

Gilbert King has written about Supreme Court history and the death penalty for the New York Times and the Washington Post, and he is a featured contributor to Smithsonian Magazine and The Marshall Project.

Seating at this dinner is limited and available by making a donation to PEN America.

Please contact Florencia Varela at fvarela@pen.org for more information.


We’re Sorry, this dinner has been SOLD OUT.


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