Mabel and the Groveland Four

Through persistent and consistent efforts by the families of Walter Irvin, Samuel Shepherd, Charles Greenlee, and Ernest Thomas (The Groveland Four), the support of determined politicians and private citizens seeking justice, and evidence presented by authors Gilbert King and Gary Corsair, the Groveland Four have received apologies from Lake County communities, local newspapers and, on January 11, 2019, pardons from State of Florida. Bear in mind that the issue of a pardon implies a crime had been committed. Therefore, efforts for full and complete exoneration are underway.