One hundred years ago, the bloodiest day in American political history unfolded in Ocoee, Florida on Election Day. This notorious day was marked by horrific racial violence against African Americans who organized and exercised their right to vote. The signing of this historic legislation will spread the story of the Ocoee Massacre into museum exhibits and classrooms, and will inscribe victims’ names into school buildings and state parks. Now more than ever it is paramount our citizenry is educated about the origins of racial conflict and its manifestations in policies that are anti-black, anti-democratic, and anti-human. State Senator Randolph Bracy (D-Ocoee) will hold a press conference to discuss the passage of this historic piece of legislation and its impact on society.
WHO: State Senator Randolph Bracy (D-Ocoee)
WHAT: Press Conference on the Signing of HB 1213
WHERE: 441 Basking Ridge Court, Ocoee, FL 34761
WHEN: 1:45 pm on Wednesday, June 24, 2020