Two African American men tried unsuccessfully to vote. One was lynched, the other escaped. The town was burned by a white mob. Over the next three days, from six to over thirty lost their lives. This story will be told.
TOGETHER: Looking Back, Moving Forward
Our Central Florida Community came to tgether to honor the memory of those who lost their lives in 1920:100years ago November2020.
The Ocoee Massacre stands as the single bloodiest Election Day in the history of our country.
ATJ is committed to carrying this discovery dialogue forward, in concert with continued community gatherings,and in conversation with our next generation.
We are committed to making voting easier and fair for all citizens. That right to vote,fought for so valliantly by July Perry and Mose Norman in1920,will be honored.The national conversation about reparations wii be honored. Our work is just beginning.We are moving forward.
Rachel Allen, Director, Valencia College Peace and Justice Institute
Willie J. Allen, Jr., Documentary Photographer
Brenda Alston, Teacher, Orange County Public Schools (retired); League of Women Voters of Orange County
Cathleen Armstead, Ph.D., Democracy Forum, Sociology Professor, Miami Dade College
Kathleen Bell, Ph.D., University of Central Florida Professor of English (retired)
Heather Bryson, Ph.D, Valencia College Professor of History
Kristin Congdon, Ph.D., University of Central Florida Professor Emerita, Philosophy and Humanities
Kathleen Crown,Ed.D. School Administrator(retired) Human Relations Diversity Board city of Ocoee Past Chair
l Harry Coverston, Ph.D., Episcopal Priest; University of Central Florida and Valencia College Humanities Instructor (retired)
Joy Dickinson, Columnist, Orlando Sentinel; League of Woman Voters of Orange County; West Orange Reconciliation Task Force
Toya Flewellyn, EYESEEIMAGES
Valada Flewellyn, Poet; Author; Storyteller; Bridging the Color Divide; Historian, the Dorothy Turner Johnson Branch of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History
Will Jefferson, Community Manager, Valencia College, Peace and Justice Institute
Ruth King, Blues Musician and Songwriter
Connie Lester, Ph.D., Director, University of Central Florida RICHES; Associate Professor of History; Editor, Florida Historical Quarterly
Fairolyn Livingston, Chief Historian, Hannibal Square Heritage Center, Winter Park; Bridging the Color Divide
Bill Maxwell, Chair, Ocoee Human Relations Diversity Board
Ann Patton, Author
Jeanine Taylor, Jeanine Taylor Folk Art
Trent Tomengo, MFA, Seminole State College Professor of Humanities
Penny Walker, Baha’i Faith,
Charley Williams, Past President, League of Women Voters of Orange County
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