About

The Alliance for Truth and Justice is an all-volunteer group that was formed in 2015 shortly after the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) published Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror.

Orange County, Florida, was noted to be the worst county in the South, per capita, for lynchings between 1877 and 1950. While the number of reported deaths differs widely, EJI listed 33 lynchings in Orange County with 32 related to the 1920 Ocoee Massacre.

Accomplishments

ATJ quickly became an EJI Community Remembrance Partner. We educated the public about Orange County’s lynching history, collected soil on lynching sites, provided scholarships to youth in underserved high schools, and created EJI markers for lynching victims.

News

ATJ members have used various media platforms to inform people in Central Florida about our violent racial history. They include newspapers, radio, television, exhibitions, film, panel presentations, discussion groups, storytelling, and poetry.

Press Releases

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Members

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