Friday, July 2, 2021

Some Combinations Are Too Dangerous To Allow

 From "A Perfect Storm: The Ocoee Riot of 1920,"  The Florida Historical Quarterly , Summer 2014, Vol. 93, No. 1 (Summer 2014), pp. 25-43:

 Ocoee became a microcosm of the mounting nationwide racial tension. Though blacks remained the minority in the small town, many were prosperous and prominent in the community, and whites were threatened by their affluent status. Additionally, approaching the 1920 national election, blacks in Ocoee collaborated with local Republican candidates to register unprecedented numbers of black voters. Lastly, in early 1920, many white public officials had formed a new branch of the KKK in West Orange County; these men made it their personal mission to ensure blacks would not cast their ballots on Election Day. And so the scene was set for the bloody battle that became known as the Ocoee Riot.


  1. Your JSTOR link somehow autoforward to a CWI sign-in page for me. I found an ungated scan of the article here: