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Response to Doc Sportello (Original post)

Mon May 31, 2021, 10:10 PM

11. I live about 10 miles from Ocoee, Florida site of a massacre on Election Day 1920

African Americans had organized a voter registration drive, led by the most prosperous of them.

When they tried to vote it kicked off a riot that wet into overdrive at the home of a prosperous black man named July Perry. When the lynch mob tried to break into his house, knowing he was going to die he shot the shit out of them. Killing 2 and injuring several. He was eventually killed and his body hung by a lamp post 20 miles away in Orlando.

All black residents were driven from the town and their property seized. An estimated 35 were killed and an unknown number of whites were shot as the African Americans fought back.

No African Americans moved back until 1981 and it was still seen as a racist town when I moved here in the mid-80ís.

Today it is a large, multicultural bedroom community for Orlando.

The only good thing our shitty Governor has done is sign a decree that the massacre must be taught in Florida public schools.

Orlando put up a monument to Perry. We should name highways after him. He was an American hero.

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