Ocoee Remembrance activities were held on November 4-6, 2022, to commemorate the Voting Day Massacre of November 1920. One event, a Unity Festival, dedicated to fostering unity among the diverse elements of the Ocoee community, was held in Bill Breeze Park on Saturday, the 5th. That afternoon was a day of remembrance and community engagement. It included remarks by the Ocoee Massacre descendants, local officials, and religious leaders on the need for reconciliation and for a continued commitment to counteract injustice. Musical performances, food vendors, community organizations, and a kids zone rounded out the Festival.
On Saturday evening, a dinner was held at the Lakeshore Community Center in honor of the descendants of the victims and survivors of the Ocoee Massacre. More than 20 descendants attended, some traveling from great distances to be present. Also in attendance were the mayor and other city officials, HRDB members, the pastors from HighPoint Church, representatives from the Alliance for Truth and Justice, and other guests.
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Ocoee Remembers Unity Day
- November 5: Noon – 5 p.m., Bill Breeze Park—Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Julius “July” Perry Memorial Highway Honor Ride, inspirational concert, motivational speaker, vendors, reading of the 1920 Ocoee Massacre Victims’ Names, Free.
- November 5: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Dinner for Descendants in the Lake Shore Community Center
Ocoee Massacre Remembrance Worship Service
- November 6: 11 a.m.
Inspirational Program & Candlelight Walk
- November 6: 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Ocoee Lakeshore Center and Bill Breeze Park, hosted by High Point Church; Free.