Join Us for a Community Screening of “Know Your Place” — Featuring a Conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning Author Gilbert King

Know Your Place

In honor of Juneteenth, Heart of Florida United Way is proud to invite you to a unique event, in which we will honestly and frankly confront Central Florida’s history of race relations, and engage in meaningful discussions about how we can work together — to LIVE UNITED — and write the next chapter of Central Florida’s journey in a way that we can all be proud. 
Join us for a community screening of our documentary-style film “Know Your Place” and participate in a fireside chat with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King. 
The event will be held Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 6:30 p.m. in Orlando (Exact location to be provided upon registration).   
King is the author of “Devil in the Grove,” a New York Times best-seller that chronicles attorney Thurgood Marshall’s defense of four young black men in Lake County who came to be known as the “Groveland Four.” Attendees will have the chance to hear King’s commentary on Central Florida’s painful past and reaction to the film during the post-film discussion. Florida Blue is the presenting sponsor of this event.   

Two ticket types are available for this event:  

  • Film Viewing and Post-Film Fireside Chat Only ($6.19) 
  • Pre-Film Meet & Greet with Gilbert King, Film Viewing, and Post-Film Fireside Chat ($26.19) 

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2024 
Meet & Greet with Gilbert King: 5:30 p.m.
Doors Open for Film Viewing: 6 p.m.
Film Viewing Start Time: 6:30 p.m. 
Location: Orlando (Exact location to be provided upon registration) 

You also have the option to pre-purchase a signed copy of “Devil in the Grove” via the event registration page for an additional $25.  

Gilbert King headshot

About Gilbert King
Gilbert King is the writer, producer, and host of “Bone Valley,” a multi-part narrative podcast about murder and injustice in 1980s Central Florida, from Lava For Good podcasts. He is the author of three books, most recently, “Beneath a Ruthless Sun.” His previous book, “Devil in the Grove” was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction in 2013. A New York Times bestseller, the book was also named runner-up for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize. King has written about race, civil rights, and the death penalty for the New York Times, the Washington Post, and The Atlantic, and he was a 2019-2020 fellow at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Writers and Scholars at the New York Public Library. King’s earlier book, “The Execution of Willie Francis,” was published in 2008. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.