Ocoee Massacre

Books and information about this tragic, historic event.


"In response to an attempt by African Americans to exercise their legal and democratic right to vote, at least 50 African Americans were murdered in a brutal massacre in Ocoee, Florida on Nov. 2, 1920 in what is now called the Ocoee Massacre."

From the Zinn Education Project

Library Book Titles

Ocoee Election Day Riots Bill Urges Awareness & Anti-racism Education

  • Ratified House Bill 1213, prompts educators to include the 1920 Ocoee Election Day Riots into required African American history instruction. It also promotes schools naming or renaming their facilities to memorialize riot victims.

Library Audio & Video Titles

  • Ocoee : legacy of the election day massacre [DVD videorecording] [2002]
    Call Number: DVD 975.924 OCO

  • Like judgment day : the ruin and redemption of a town called Rosewood  [eAudiobook] [1996]
  • Lay that trumpet in our hands [CDB Audiobook] [2007]
    Call Number: CDB FIC MAC


            "Eleventh Annual Report of the [NAACP] for the year 1920"

"Yesterday, This Was Home:  The Ocoee Massacre of 1920"

"Legacy of Bloody Election Day Lingers in Florida Town"

"The Truth Laid Bare"

"Voter Rights & Voter Suppression"

"Remembering the Victims of the Ocoee Massacre"


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