May 14, 2010 -
NOTE: This thoughtful essay comes to us from Paul Ortiz, a former Institute board member and director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program at the University of Florida in Gainseville, FL.
90 Years After the Ocoee Election Day Race Riot
By Paul Ortiz
November 24, 2008 -
The Democrats' election victories in North Carolina this year -- including president, U.S. Senate and the governorship -- have many talking about how the state "turned blue," and whether it's going to stay a battleground state.