Truth and Justice Project Collection

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Glass Jars with White Roses
Glass jars containing white roses are lined up in Don Dudley Park in Orlando, Florida. The jars would be filled with soil samples to commemorate victims of lynching. Although Julius "July" Perry was not lynched in the park, the location was chosen…

Tremaine Quinton Berryhill
Tremaine Quinton Berryhill digs soil in Don Dudley Park in Orlando, Florida, on October 8, 2018, to commemorate Orange County lynching victims. Although Julius "July" Perry was not lynched in the park, the location was chosen based on the account…

Sandy Cawthern, Jeanine Taylor, Joy Wallace Dickinson, Francina Boykin, Charley Williams and Harry Coverston
Sandy Cawthern, Jeanine Taylor, Joy Wallace Dickinson, Francina Boykin, Charley Williams and Harry Coverston gather soil samples from Don Dudley Park in Orlando, Florida, on October 8, 2018, and place them into glass jars to commemorate Orange County…

Josie Lemon Allen
Josie Lemon Allen places soil samples from Don Dudley Park in Orlando, Florida, on October 8, 2018, into glass jars to commemorate Orange County lynching victims. Although Julius "July" Perry was not lynched in the park, the location was chosen based…

Pamela Grady, Kristin Congdon, Dayle Steakley, Ann Patton, Sandy Cawthern, Charlotte Fleming, Joy Wallace Dickerson, Lawanda Hughley and Demetrius Summerville
Collecting soil at Julius "July" Perry's gravesite in Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Florida, on November 3, 2018. Pamela Grady, Kristin Congdon, Dayle Steakley, Ann Patton, Sandy Cawthern, Charlotte Fleming, Joy Wallace Dickerson, Lawanda Hughley…

Olokunkemi Ojelofun Olamina, George Oliver, Ann Patton, Joan Erwin and Lawanda Hughley
Soil collection at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Florida, on November 3, 2018. Holding hands, from left to right, is Olokunkemi Ojelofun Olamina, George Oliver, Ann Patton, Joan Erwin and Lawanda Hughley. The site was chosen because Julius "July"…

Ruth King Sings to a Crowd
Ruth King sings to a crowd of people at Julius "July" Perry's gravesite in Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Florida, on November 3, 2018. The Truth and Justice Project of Orange County, Florida, (TJP) is a volunteer-based organization that engages with…

Josie Lemon Allen and Olokunkemi Ojelofun Olamina
Josie Lemon Allen and Olokunkemi Ojelofun Olamina with a jar of soil in Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Florida, on November 3, 2018. The text on the jar reads, "Jules Perry Ocoee, FL November 3, 1920." The site was chosen because Julius "July" Perry…

Hands Held Together
Hands held together in Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Florida, on November 3, 2018. The site was chosen for collecting soil samples because Julius "July" Perry is buried there. The Truth and Justice Project of Orange County, Florida, (TJP) is a…

Headstone of Julius "July" Perry
The headstone of Julius "July" Perry, surrounded by white flowers, stones, shells and a strip of stickers that read, "I VOTED." The Truth and Justice Project of Orange County, Florida, (TJP) is a volunteer-based organization that engages with the…

Mary Clare Allen, Valada Flewellyn, Connor Allen, Ida Law, Joy Wallace Dickinson and Harry Coverston
Soil collection at the West Orange Girls Club in Ocoee, Florida, on September 8, 2018. Featured in the photograph are Mary Clare Allen, Valada Flewellyn, Connor Allen, Ida Law, Joy Wallace Dickinson and Harry Coverston. The site of the soil…

Rachel Allen and Mary Clare Allen
Rachel Allen and her daughter, Mary Clare Allen, fill a jar of soil at the West Orange Girls Club in Ocoee, Florida, on September 8, 2018. The site of the soil collection is in the general area of where a shootout occurred between Julius "July" Perry…

Amy Lalanne, Josie Lemon Allen, Sandy Cawthern and Harry Coverston
Soil collection near the West Orange Girls Club in Ocoee, Florida, on September 8, 2018. Featured in the photograph are Amy Lalanne, her unidentified daughter, Josie Lemon Allen, Sandy Cawthern and Harry Coverston. The site of the soil collection is…

Rachel Allen and Josie Lemon Allen
Rachel Allen and Josie Lemon Allen speak at the Winter Park Community Center, Winter Park, Florida. The topic of the discussion was "Ocoee and Beyond". The Truth and Justice Project of Orange County, Florida, (TJP) is a volunteer-based organization…

Josie Lemon Allen and Audience
Josie Lemon Allen leads a discussion about the Ocoee Massacre at the Winter Park Woman's Club on April 24, 2018. The Truth and Justice Project of Orange County, Florida, (TJP) is a volunteer-based organization that engages with the community to…

Woman's Club of Winter Park
A conversation on race at the Winter Park Woman's Club on April 24, 2018. The Truth and Justice Project of Orange County, Florida, (TJP) is a volunteer-based organization that engages with the community to promote education concerning the truth of…

Patty Reynolds and A History of Racial Injustice Calendars
Patty Reynolds behind a table with stacks of calendars, entitled "A History of Racial Injustice", at a screening of the 60-minute documentary, "The Yard", at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando. The event took place on March 7, 2019, from 6:30pm to…

Sandy Cawthern with Sign-In Sheet
Sandy Cawthern with a sign-in sheet at a screening of the 60-minute documentary, "The Yard", at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando. The event took place on March 7, 2019, from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm, with a $10 suggested donation. The screening of the…

Truth and Justice Project Orange County Banners
Two banners for the Truth and Justice Project, Orange County, at a screening of the 60-minute documentary, "The Yard", at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando. The event took place on March 7, 2019, from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm, with a $10 suggested…

Wrestling with Our Understanding of Race and Ethnicity
A poster board on an easel with instructions that encourage sharing one's experiences about race and ethnicity using just six words by adding their thoughts to a sticky note and leaving it for others to read. The display was set up outside a…

William "Bill" Rawls, Jr.
Mayor William "Bill Rawls, Jr. at a screening of the 60-minute documentary, "The Yard", at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando. Rawls became the first African-American mayor of the city of Brownsville, Tennessee, in 2014. The event took place on…

Audience at First Unitarian Church of Orlando
The audience at a screening of the 60-minute documentary, "The Yard", at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando. The event took place on March 7, 2019, from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm, with a $10 suggested donation. The screening of the film was followed by a…

Josie Lemon Allen
Josie Lemon Allen at a screening of the 60-minute documentary, "The Yard", at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando. The event took place on March 7, 2019, from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm, with a $10 suggested donation. The screening of the film was followed…

Charley Williams and John Ashworth
Charley Williams and John Ashworth at a screening of the 60-minute documentary, "The Yard", at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando. The event took place on March 7, 2019, from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm, with a $10 suggested donation. The screening of the…

Charley Williams
Charley Williams at a screening of the 60-minute documentary, "The Yard", at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando. The event took place on March 7, 2019, from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm, with a $10 suggested donation. The screening of the film was followed…

John Ashworth
John Ashworth at a screening of the 60-minute documentary, "The Yard", at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando. The event took place on March 7, 2019, from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm, with a $10 suggested donation. The screening of the film was followed by a…

John Reyer Afamasaga, Tim Huebner and Margaret Vandiver
John Reyer Afamasaga, Tim Huebner and Margaret Vandiver at a screening of the 60-minute documentary, "The Yard", at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando. The event took place on March 7, 2019, from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm, with a $10 suggested donation.…

John Ashworth, John Reyer Afamasaga, Tim Huebner and Margaret Vandiver
John Ashworth, John Reyer Afamasaga, Tim Huebner and Margaret Vandiver at a screening of the 60-minute documentary, "The Yard", at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando. The event took place on March 7, 2019, from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm, with a $10…

Charley Williams, William "Bill" Rawls, Jr. and John Ashworth
Charley Williams, William "Bill" Rawls, Jr. and John Ashworth at a screening of the 60-minute documentary, "The Yard", at the First Unitarian Church of Orlando. The event took place on March 7, 2019, from 6:30pm to 9:00 pm, with a $10 suggested…

Dublin Core

Title

Truth and Justice Project Collection

Alternative Title

TJP Collection

Subject

Lynching
Memorials--Florida

Description

The Truth and Justice Project of Orange County, Florida, (TJP) is a volunteer-based organization that engages with the community to promote education concerning the truth of local history and to advocate justice for those who have been harmed by inequities born of prejudice. TJP builds on the work of Montgomery-based Equal Justice Initiative as well as the local efforts of Democracy Forum, the West Orange Reconciliation Task Force, and the Ocoee Human Relations Diversity Board. This project is rooted in acknowledging the 1920 Election Day Massacre in Orange County and all of the violence committed in the name of white supremacy. Their mission statement says that they are "working to create a more hopeful, collaborative, and just society for every person in Orange County, Florida."

Publisher

Contributing Project

Truth and Justice Project

Curator

Cravero, Geoffrey

External Reference

Clark, Willie. "The Ocoee, Florida Race Riot 1920". YouTube video, 06:51. Posted [February 4, 2016].https://youtu.be/7AyarJcnzIg.

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