Channel 9′s ‘Ocoee Massacre’ documentary wins Gracie Award

ORLANDO, Fla. — Channel 9′s “Ocoee Massacre” documentary won a Gracie Award on June 9, The Alliance For Women In Media Foundation said.

The film, which debuted in November, won the award for local television documentary.

Read: Election Day 1920

The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created by, for and about women in radio, television, cable and interactive media.

The documentary tells the under-told story of the nation’s deadliest Election Day massacre.

An unknown number of people -- both Black and white -- were killed in Ocoee on Nov. 2, 1920.

Read: Julius “July” Perry

The events led to the lynching of Julius “July” Perry, who was among Ocoee’s most successful Black businessmen.

You can catch the full documentary by clicking here or scrolling below:

Click here to read more about the massacre.

Watch Channel 9 anchors Daralene Jones and Greg Warmoth discuss the film below:

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