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FAMU Law’s Legal Connections Wins Prestigious Telly Award




September 10, 2021

ORLANDO, Fla- Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law and Orange TV are being recognized with a Telly Award for the Legal Connections segment featuring the Legal Ramifications of the Ocoee Massacre. The recognition is Silver Winner: General-Television.

The 1920 Ocoee Massacre in Orange County, Florida, remains the largest incident of voting-day violence in United States history.

WFTV's Daralene Jones interviewed FAMU Law Dean Deidré Keller and Professor LeRoy Pernell about the massacre, voter suppression, human rights violations, mob violence, and possible justice for the families of victims. Stephanie Strong and Mildred Graham produced the special. Matt Juvinall of Orange TV served as the segment’s executive producer and director.


Deidre Keller



LeRoy Pernell

The Ocoee Massacre special was featured on FAMU Law's television program called Legal Connections, which airs regularly on Orange TV in the Orlando market and FAMU TV 20 in the Tallahassee market. FAMU Law is unique in producing and hosting a cable television program in a major television market.

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable television commercials with non-broadcast video and television programming added soon after.

The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work created within television and across video, for all screens. Receiving over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world.

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