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Remembering the 1920 Election Day lynching of July Perry


Florida is embroiled in a recount process that’s taken over our newsfeeds and has every other elected official screaming “fraud,” but not too long ago on Election Day, Central Floridians left voting stickers on the grave of July Perry at Orlando’s Greenwood Cemetery. Close to a century ago, Perry was an African American man who was shot and lynched by a white mob in Orlando after encouraging Ocoee’s black residents to vote on Election Day in 1920. In the days before his murder, local Ku Klux Klan members had threatened terror against black people who dared to vote. On Election Day, white residents who resented the large number of African Americans voting tried to stop them at the polls. The …
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Intersection

Intersection: Greenwood Cemetery


The names of many of the families who shaped Orlando can be found carved into the headstones at the city’s Greenwood cemetery, and as Sexton Don Price explains some of the stories that go with those names are ghostlier than others.
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Intersection Podcast

Intersection: Joshua Johnson; Diane Rehm;


https://wmfeintersection.s3.amazonaws.com/122716_Intersection.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSJoshua Johnson is the host of 1A, NPR’s new show that kicks off next week, picking up where Diane Rehm left off. Johnson says he grew up listening to the Diane Rehm show and today he joins us for a conversation about building on the legacy of her show- reaching out to new audiences and tackling topics from race to pop culture. With the dust settling from a divisive presidential election, Johnson says he wants to engage listeners in conversations about …
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