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Florida State Senator: Descendants of Ocoee Massacre Deserve Reparations

On Election Day in 1920, the Central Florida town was gripped in violence as a massacre erupted when a black man named Mose Norman attempted to vote. The KKK responded by going to the home of July Perry,  a prominent African-American in town, looking for Norman. The mob shot and killed Perry, hanging him from a tree and then burned an entire African American neighborhood.