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The Rosewood Massacre, 1923 - a predominantly black town was wiped out and many killed by a white mob, because of false allegations made by a white woman. Remaining residents abandoned the town. The initial report of the Rosewood incident presented less than a month after the massacre claimed there was insufficient evidence for prosecution. Thus no one was charged with any of the Rosewood murders.

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rosewood massacre | rosewood florida negro massacre report item 579598 january 8 1923 the ...

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Click the image for the Rosewood Florida Massacre January 1923

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8 Successful and Aspiring Black Communities Destroyed by White Neighbors Atlanta Race Riot (1906); Greenwood , Tulsa, Oklahoma “Black Wall Street” (May 31 – June 1, 1921); Chicago Race Riots (1919); Rosewood Massacre (1923); Washington, D.C. Race Riots (1919); Knoxville, Tennessee Race Riots (1919); New York City Draft Riot (1863); The East St. Louis Massacre (1917) … *And plenty of more acts of terror since then!! Who's the (real) terrorist???! -#realhistory

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The Rosewood massacre was a violent, racially motivated conflict that took place during the first week of January 1923 in rural Levy County, Florida, United States. At least six blacks and two whites were killed, and the town of Rosewood was abandoned and destroyed in what contemporary news reports characterized as a race riot.

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Lynching of unknown man - Rosewood, Florida 1923

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Rosewood Massacre (1923) | The Black Past: Remembered and Reclaimed

Robie Mortin, 93, last survivor of the 1923 Rosewood massacre.

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Rosewood is a former populated place in Levy County, Florida, United States. The site is located just off State Road 24, approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) northeast of Sumner and 9 miles (14 km) northeast of Cedar Key.[1] The town was destroyed by whites and subsequently abandoned in 1923 as a result of a white woman claiming a black man had raped her, which resulted in the Rosewood massacre.

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The Rosewood Massacre

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