Ocoee plans remembrance events

The city of Ocoee will recognize the 1920 Election Day Massacre with events Nov. 6 and 7.

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The city of Ocoee will honor and remember the 101st anniversary of the Ocoee 1920 Election Day Massacre on Saturday, Nov. 6, and Sunday, Nov. 7. The public is invited to attend.

On Saturday, 60 members of the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club will host a Julius “July” Perry Memorial Highway Honor Ride. The club will start the ride at Oakland Avenue Charter School, 456 Oakland Ave., at 11 a.m. The ride will end around 11:30 a.m. at Bill Breeze Park, 125 N. Lakeshore Drive.

Immediately following the honor ride, Ocoee Remembers will be held at the park from noon until 3 p.m. There will be a keynote speaker, remarks from elected officials, food trucks and music. WFTV news anchor Daralene Jones will serve as mistress of ceremonies.

On Sunday, HighPoint Church will host Ocoee Remembers to honor the victims and descendants. The ceremony will be held at the Ocoee Lakeshore Center, 125 N. Lakeshore Drive, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. P. Donnell Jones from Grace Covenant Church in Washington, D.C., will be the keynote speaker. There will be musical performances, reading of the victims’ names, ringing of the church bell and a silent candlelight memorial walk. 

For more information, call (407) 905-3100 or visit ocoee.org.



Amy Quesinberry

Community Editor Amy Quesinberry was born at the old West Orange Memorial Hospital and raised in Winter Garden. Aside from earning her journalism degree from the University of Georgia, she hasn’t strayed too far from her hometown and her three-mile bubble. She grew up reading The Winter Garden Times and knew in the eighth grade she wanted to write for her community newspaper. She has been part of the writing and editing team since 1990.

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