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Coming to WUCF in 2018

On the morning of July 16, 1949, a young Lake County farm wife accused four young black men of rape. The case of “The Groveland Four” played out over several years, and led to a race riot, torture, multiple murders, two trials, a Supreme Court reversal and the assassination of a Florida civil rights leader. Those involved included a segregationist Sheriff, the KKK, Thurgood Marshall and a courageous Mount Dora newspaper editor whose views on race relations changed significantly because of what she witnessed.

Though widely reported at the time by the national and international press, the case has been largely forgotten... even though it helped lay a foundation for the end of Jim Crow segregation and the start of the Civil Rights Movement.

Incredibly, this important story has never been told on film—until now.

The Groveland Four: Behind-The-Scenes

Writer, Director, Producer: Keith Salkowski

Writer, Director, Producer: Keith Salkowski

Learn more about The Groveland Four's writer/director/producer Keith Salkowski.

Editor: Laurel Ladevich

Editor: Laurel Ladevich

Learn more about The Groveland Four's editor, Laurel Ladevich.

Director of Photography: Mark Hubatsek

Director of Photography: Mark Hubatsek

Learn more about The Groveland Four's director of photography, Mark Hubatsek.