It’s time to exonerate the Groveland Four
As a native Floridian and lifelong resident, I have often heard people say “Florida isn’t really the South.” Oddly enough, this statement usually comes from those new to Florida who are unaware of the state’s Jim Crow past and terrifying racist history. But the story of the Groveland Four and the murder of Harry and Harriette Moore, tell another side of the Sunshine State.
For many soldiers returning from World War II, their homecoming was the beginning of new era in American life, with access to good union jobs and housing opportunities for them and their families. But for black soldiers, coming home after taking part in changing world history for the better was a return to a home that had not changed for them. And…
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