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Want to be up-to-date on the issues and get a chance to ask questions of experts and candidates
as we head toward Florida’s primary and presidential elections?
Then the League’s monthly Hot Topics luncheon is the place to be!
In the months before the August and November elections, we plan to hold candidate forums, judicial discussions
as well as studies of voting groups such as Millennials.
The luncheons are held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (except in July) at :
The Sorosis Club501 E  Livingston St  Orlando  FL  32803
Doors open at 11:20 AM, Program begins at 11:35 AM; the luncheon costs $25.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members.
Don't delay!
Make your reservation below or contact Barbara Knapp

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 13, 2019

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Black History Month: The 1920 Ocoee Voting Day Massacre

A white mob burned a black Ocoee neighborhood after Election Day November, 1920 because black residents tried to vote. The attack led to the lynching in Orlando of July Perry, a successful black Ocoee businessman and voting-rights advocate. One hundred years later City Commissioners issued a proclamation apologizing for the massacre, often called “the single bloodiest day in American political history”.


Ocoee Commissioner George Oliver III, who made history last year when he became the first African-American elected to the five-member Ocoee City Commission.

Sha’ron Cooley McWhite, a great grandniece of July Perry. In November Mrs. McWhite was present when Ocoee City Commissioners officially expressed “regret and horror” for the community’s deadly violence on Election Day 1920.

Francina Boykin, a paralegal with Bogin, Munns & Munns, has spent more than 20 years studying and researching the Ocoee project. Francina is an active member of our local all-volunteer Truth and Justice Project of Orange County.

MODERATOR -- Senior Judge Emerson R. Thompson, former Chief Judge Ninth Judicial Court.

HOT TOPICS 11:30 a.m. FEB 13, 2018

        SOROSIS CLUB, 501 E. Livingston (Downtown)