Ocoee Voting Massacre
THE REASON WHY WE SHOULD VOTE.. The Ocoee massacre was a white mob attack on African American residents in northern Ocoee, Florida, which occurred on November 2, 1920, the day of the U.S. presidential election. The town is in Orange County near Orlando. Most estimates total that 30–35 of Black people were murdered, although as many as 50 African Americans may have been killed during the massacre. Most African American-owned buildings and residences in northern Ocoee were burned to the ground. Other African Americans living in southern Ocoee were later killed or driven out on threat of more violence. Ocoee essentially became an all-white town. The massacre has been described as the “single bloodiest day in modern American political history”. Go out there and use your rights to go VOTE!