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The Julius July Perry Foundation

A Legacy of Leadership and a Celebration of Bravery

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Family and dignitaries applaud Friday, June 21, 2019, as the historical marker memorializing July Perry is unveiled during a ceremony at the Orange Regional History Center. From left are Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings; Janice Nelson, great granddaughter of July Perry; Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative; Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer; Vickie Walters-Nunn, great-grandaughter in-law; Rev. Stephen Nunn, great grandson; and Aaron Franks, great nephew of July Perry. Perry was lynched on Election Night 1920 during the Ocoee massacre, one of the deadliest outbreaks of racial violence in the Southeast. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel)

We are here to Preserve 

the Legacy of the Heroes of

The Ocoee Massacre 

aka, The Bloodiest day in American Political History


"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." ~ Edmund Burke

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Empower our Community

The July Perry Foundation will offer yearly academic scholarships and rewards to

deserving students. 

We also seek to build an

Ocoee Reconciliation Reembrace Museum to share and preserve the true history of Ocoee, Florida.  You can help us by making a donation.   Just click the button below and you will be redirected to PayPal’s secure site.

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I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free
human being with an independent will. 

 Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

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