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2024 Free Speaker Series

  • 305 Palm Coast Pkwy
  • Palm Coast , FL
  • Presented By: PCHistorical Society
  • Dates: April 6, 2024
  • Location: Community Center
  • Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
  • Price: FREE
  • (386) 986-2323
  • Overview

    Vincent Adejumo – April 6, 2023 –¬†Ocoee is a small town in west Orange county first settled in the 1850s. On November 2, 1920, July Perry and Mose Norman, both of whom were Black, attempted to vote at the local polling stations. However, the Klu Klux Klan attacked and killed multiple Black citizens of the town. This presentation investigates the political and racial circumstances around the massacre and how it applies to Ocoee today.