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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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"…

PattySheehanOralHistory.pdf
An oral history interview of Patty Sheehan, Orlando’s first openly gay city commissioner. The interview was conducted by Kalynn Smith at Sheehan’s offices at Orlando City Hall in Orlando, Florida, on April 11th, 2017. Some of the topics covered…

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The plaque for Major Jack Cameron Heist (1919-1944) at Greenwood Cemetery in Orlando, Florida. Maj. Heist was born to Henry S. Heist and Christina Heist on November 6, 1919, in Eustis, Florida. He received his commission on May 29, 1941, to serve in…

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Headstone of Julius "July" Perry (1868-1920) in the Section K of the Greenwood Cemetery, located at 1603 Greenwood Street in Orlando,Florda, in 2002. An African-American landowner in Ocoee, July Perry is best known as a victim of mob violence during…

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Greenwood Cemetery, located at 1603 Greenwood Street in Orlando, Florida, in 2002. The cemetery was established in 1880 and officially named Greenwood Cemetery at the suggestion of Samuel Robinson and Cassius Boone. In 1911, the cemetery was expanded…

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Selected pages from History of Orange County Florida: Narrative and Biographical by William Fremont Blackman, Ph.D., L.L.D. Blackman was formally a professor at Yale University and President of Rollins College. The book was published by the E. O.…

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