Letters to the Editor

‘Now’s the time’

Leonard Pitts’ May 3 column, “Apology after 70 years falls far short of being justice,” on the “Groveland Four,” was long overdue.

After reading Gilbert King’s book “The Devil in the Grove,” and knowing the despicable and deplorable details of Willis V. McCall, a violent and racist sheriff, I remain moved by the heroic action taken by Chief Justice Thurgood Marshall.

Many years ago, Charlie “Bird” Parker, presaged Pitts’ thoughts. He said, “Right now’s the time, not later, but right now’s the time.”

Joe Donato, Miami

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