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The Ocoee Massacre

February 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Ocoee Florida Massacre

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.

Dr. Vincent Edward Oluwole Adejumo is currently a Senior Lecturer of African American Studies and affiliate Senior Lecturer of Political Science at the University of Florida. Dr. Adejumo was selected as the Professor of the Year by the UF Black Student Union for the 2015-16 school year and as the Professor and Advisor of the Year by the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences for the 2017-18 school year.

This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the W.T. Bland Public Library. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

February 18 @ 2:00 pm -
February 18 @ 3:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Vincent Adejumo, Senior Lecturer of African American Studies
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Event Contact:

Rebecca Hyman
(352) 735-7180

Event Venue:

W.T. Bland Public Library
1995 N Donnelly St.
Mt. Dora, Florida 32757
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Venue Phone:
(352) 735-7180

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