• 1920 Ocoee and Beyond

    9 monthes ago - By Analog Artist Digital World

    An event was held at Valencia West building 8, Special Events Center in honor of the people who lost their lives in the Ocoee Massacre. On November 2, 1920 the day of the United States Presidential Election, a white mob attacked African-American residents in Ocoee, Florida. As many as 35 African Americans may have been killed during the riot, and most African-American-owned buildings and residences in Ocoee were burned to the ground, while others were later killed or driven out on threat of more violence. West Orange was incorporated in 1922, and Ocoee essentially became an all-white town...
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