FLOR500 Garden 315 July Perry, Civil Rights Activist (1868–1920) Though he is central in one of Florida’s most tragic nights, July Perry is remembered for his bravery in enforcing African Americans’ right to vote. He encouraged other black citizens to vote, according to his daughter, by saying, “If you want to be a first class citizen, it’s time for you to get registered and vote.” Despite his efforts for equality, Perry was lynched by a mob after voting in the 1920 election in Ocoee.
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July Perry, Civil Rights Activist

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July Perry, Civil Rights Activist 

(1868–1920)

Though he is central in one of Florida’s most tragic nights, July Perry is remembered for his bravery in enforcing African Americans’ right to vote.  He encouraged other black citizens to vote, according to his daughter, by saying, "If you want to be a first class citizen, it’s time for you to get registered and vote.” Despite his efforts for equality, Perry was lynched by a mob after voting in the 1920 election in Ocoee. 





 




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