S10:E26 Massacre.Ocoee (6/27/17)

June 27, 2017 – Faith & History: Owning our Shadows – The 1920 Ocoee Massacre

Ms. Francina Boykin and the Rev. Dr. Harry Coverston

Season 10, Episode 26

Did you know there was a racially motivated massacre in Ocoee in 1920? This week on Friends Talking Faith with The Three Wise Guys we’ll discuss faith, racism, bigotry, and its deadly effects. Did you know that the act of registering to vote could be dangerous? Did you know that that Orange County once had sundown towns which warned African-Americans not to be on the streets after sundown or face violence against their persons? Did you know that Orange County has a dark history of punishing those who violated its Jim Crow laws, lynching those who dared to get out of their assigned places in a tightly segregated society? We’ll address these and other questions and bring the faith perspective to the conversation. Ms. Francina Boykin and the Rev. Dr. Harry Coverston join us to talk about a sad and little-known part of our history in Central Florida — we’ll talk about all of it on this episode of Friends Talking Faith.

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