A Supreme Evening 2020 - The Annual Judicial Dinner Event

  • Thursday, January 30, 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 9:15 PM
  • University Center Club - Tallahassee


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Welcome to Florida's Premier Judicial Event of the New Year

Supreme Evening 2020

You are cordially invited to a Supreme Evening 2020, the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society’s annual dinner and Florida’s premier judicial event. This year’s evening will live up to the event’s well-earned reputation in the state’s legal community as the “must-attend event” of the year with the return of Gilbert King, the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the Groveland Four. His book shines a spotlight on what has been long been considered one of Florida's most grave injustices and a symbol of racism in the Jim Crow South, which led Florida’s Governor and the State’s Clemency Board to grant full pardons for the four innocent men during his first week in office.

Gilbert King is a master storyteller in-print and in-person. His most recent book, Beneath the Ruthless Sun, is a gripping true story of a small Florida town with a big secret. Ultimately, unspeakable truths are revealed behind a conspiracy that shocked a community into silence. A powerful page-turner, the story is rooted in the fears that rippled through the South as integration began to take hold.

Washington Post review, “Riveting…In ‘Beneath a Ruthless Sun,’ recounts this perplexing story with compassion and a vibrant sense of time and place… [a] sobering but expertly told saga.”


University Center Club

403 Stadium Drive

Tallahassee, FL 32304

Thursday, January 30, 2020:

5:30 pm Reception – Champions Club Level – 4th Floor

7:00 pm Dinner – Grand Ballroom – 3rd Floor

Recommended attire:


Event & Table Sponsorship:

As our main fundraising effort of the year, A Supreme Evening 2020 - The Annual Dinner makes it possible for the Historical Society to carry out its mission to educate the public about the critically important work of the courts in protecting personal rights and freedoms.Details on Sponsorships are available 

Hotel Information for Out-of-town Guests

Rooms are also available at Residence Inn for rates starting at $195 a night plus tax.

Residence Inn

600 W Gaines St

Tallahassee, FL 32304


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