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.
Alliance for Truth and Justice Orange County, FL
Accomplishments as of March 2021
In Fall 2015, a diverse group of Central Florida community members organized under the name Truth and Justice Project (TJP) to bring the 1920 Ocoee Voting Day Massacre to the attention of the community. In the summer of 2019, the group reorganized under the name Alliance for Truth and Justice (ATJ).
Nov 20/”Dawn of a New Day” – (Announcement: Ocoee City Hall Proclamation) – Front Page, A1
Nov 22/ “Ocoee renounces racist past, promises harmony and justice” – Local and State, B1
April 9, 2019/”Ocoee attack marker planned”—Front Page, A1
May 10, 2019/”Groveland Four defendant Samuel Shepherd, four other Central Florida victims of racial terror commemorated on new monument at national lynching memorial”—Front Page, A1