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Descendants of July Perry along with local elected officials and residents attend a ceremony unveiling a historical marker in Orlando. Perry was lynched by a white mob after helping a friend trying to vote. After Perry was lynched, the mob laid siege to the black section of Ocoee killing dozens. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File) Descendants of July Perry along with local elected officials and residents attend a ceremony unveiling a historical marker in Orlando. Perry was lynched by a white mob after helping a friend trying to vote. After Perry was lynched, the mob laid siege to the black section of Ocoee killing dozens. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

On Election Day a century ago, a white mob swept through a tiny Florida citrus town after a black man showed up at the polls to vote. Over two days of terror, the mob set fire to homes and drove black residents from their community.

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