Florida Conversations: The Story and Legacy of the Ocoee Massacre


NOV. 2020


6:30 PM – 7:30 PM EST




The History Center’s long-running lecture series returns this fall in an all-online format. Tune in via Zoom, Facebook and Youtube.

A Zoom link will be emailed to you once you have registered for this program.

Yesterday This Was Home: The Story and Legacy of the Ocoee Massacre
On November 2, 1920, Moses Norman, a Black man, attempted to vote in his hometown of Ocoee. He was denied this right and what ensued remains the nation’s largest act of voting day violence.
Hear from Chief Curator of the Orange County Regional History Center, Pam Schwartz, about the difficult research journey undertaken to uncover this history and to prepare a landmark exhibition at the event’s 100th year remembrance.

Florida Conversations is free and open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the USF Libraries Florida Studies Center and supported by WUSF Public Media, and features authors and presenters covering a variety of Florida topics, from politics to fiction, history to environmental issues. For more information, contact the History Center at (813) 228-0097.