For Immediate Release: December 14, 2020
FAMU LAW’S LEGAL CONNECTIONS EXPLORES THE OCOEE MASSACRE OF 1920
ORLANDO, Fla – FAMU Law’s Legal Connections television program puts the spotlight on the Ocoee Massacre of 1920 and the legal ramifications associated with that horrific event.
On November 2, 1920, there was widespread violence, killings, arson and a public lynching in Ocoee, a small-town near Orlando. All because some Black citizens wanted to exercise their legal right to vote.
WFTV anchor Daralene Jones interviews FAMU Law’s Dean Deidré A. Keller and Professor of Law LeRoy Pernell. The program explores human rights violations, broken laws, voter suppression with violence, lack of formal investigations, social justice and more.
Legal Connections: The Legal Ramifications of the Ocoee Massacre is currently airing on Orange TV and FAMU TV 20. It is also posted at www.law.famu.edu under Newsroom/Legal Connections.
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