The "Ride for Racial Justice" hosted by the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition made a stop in Ocala Saturday morning. The Coalition has been traveling around the state of Florida to encourage people to register to vote and bring awareness to racial injustice.
Families waited in line for school supplies at The Paddock Mall early Saturday morning. The mall hosted a "Back-to-School Fest" in partnership with AdventHealth Ocala and WWE Superstar Titus O'Neil. Backpacks, face masks, pencils, hand sanitizer among other supplies, were given to students as they prepare to head back to school.
In a press release, Keep Alachua County Beautiful said, “The BME Cemetery does not properly honor those who lie there, namely the African American slaves who hold great historical importance in North Central Florida and the United States.”