100 years since Ocoee Massacre

Next week marks a grim milestone in American history as the anniversary of Ocoee Massacre, a violent act of voter suppression

Compensation for Ocoee massacre gets backing

The Judiciary Committee approved a pair of measures (SB 1262 and SB 1264) that would set up a trust fund for descendants of the 1920 Ocoee Election Day riot, which happened after a black man tried to record the names of others blocked from voting in Ocoee.

Proposal seeks compensation for Ocoee massacre

Up to $150,000 would be available for direct descendants of each person "killed, injured, or otherwise victimized" by the 1920 violence, which happened after a black man attempted to vote in the Central Florida community.