November 2, 1920, Election Day, Ocoee, Florida.

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

ATJ welcomes 100 second video submissions which reflect the theme: “Together,

Looking Back, Moving Forward”. Submit to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Selected

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Click here to view community-generated testimonial videos as

We approach the 100 year Anniversary of the Ocoee Voting Day Massacre.


ATJ Membership

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

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

Charley Williams, Past President, League of Women Voters of Orange County













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