Takeaways from Tallahassee by Peter Schorsch (Saint Petersblog)
September 16, 2017
The First Amendment Foundation will honor Pulitzer Prize winner and retired St. Petersburg Times Tallahassee bureau chief Lucy Morgan with the creation of the “Lucy Morgan Award for Open Government Reporting.”
The open-government watchdog announced the award this week, with a reception to be held 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at Tallahassee’s Governors Club.
That event will feature keynote speaker Gilbert King, author of “Devil in the Grove.” The book, which also won the Pulitzer Prize, brought attention to the case of the Groveland Four, four black men wrongly accused of raping a white teenager in 1949. This year, Florida lawmakers issued a formal apology to their family members.