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Telly Award

FAMU Law’s Legal Connections Wins Prestigious Telly Award 


ORLANDO- Florida A&M University (FAMU) College of Law and Orange TV are being recognized with a Telly Award for the Legal Connections segment featuring the Legal Ramifications of the Ocoee Massacre. The recognition is Silver Winner: General-Television.  

The 1920 Ocoee Massacre in Orange County, Florida, remains the largest incident of voting-day violence in United States history.  

WFTV's Daralene Jones interviewed FAMU Law Dean Deidré Keller and Professor LeRoyPernell about the massacre, voter suppression, human rights violations, mob violence, and possible justice for the families of victims. Stephanie Strong and Mildred Graham produced the special. Matt Juvinall of Orange TV served as the segment’s executive producer and director.  

The Ocoee Massacre special was featured on FAMU Law's television program called Legal Connections, which airs regularly on Orange TV in the Orlando market and FAMU TV 20 in the Tallahassee market. FAMU Law is unique in producing and hosting a cable television program in a major television market.  

The Telly Awards was founded in 1979 to honor excellence in local, regional and cable television commercials with non-broadcast video and television programming added soon after.  

The Telly Awards annually showcases the best work created within television and across video, for all screens. Receiving over 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world.  

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About FAMU College of Law - The FAMU College of Law is located in the heart of Downtown Orlando, just steps from the George C. Young United States Courthouse and Federal Building; and blocks from governmental offices, major law firms, large corporations and legal service agencies.  

The college’s prime location provides students with direct access to the area’s largest employers of individuals with law degrees, offering our students and graduates ample avenues to gain practical experience in the legal profession.  

With tuition among the lowest of the 12 law schools in Florida, along with a full-time day program and a part-time evening program, the college is distinctly positioned to offer the traditional student and the working professional a chance to earn a law degree while accruing minimal debt.  

Thanks to its renowned faculty, the college focuses on academic excellence in the classroom; emphasizes practical experience and public service within its clinical programs; and stresses professionalism through its co-curricular activities.