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House Apologizes for Dozier School Abuses – The Tallahassee Democrat

Yesterday, the Florida House of Representatives formally apologized for decades of abuse that occurred at the Arthur G. Dozier School for Boys, a reform school in Marianna. Read more. Below is a video of Jerry Cooper, who has spent several years petitioning the Florida Legislature for an official apology to the Dozier School’s victims.

Image courtesy of Florida Memory:

Granger, Forrest (Fred Forrest), 1912-1993. Interior of dormitory in building at Florida Industrial School for Boys in Marianna. 1945. Black & white acetate photonegative. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 19 Apr. 2017.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/126757>.