Black History Month 2022

1922 1923 1924

29 Warren G. Harding | 30 Calvin Coolidge | 31 Herbert Hoover

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January 1-7, 1923
Rosewoood Massacre



Rosewood, Florida - The black community of Rosewood was destroyed in one (1) week. A large white mob, from nearby towns, descended on Rosewood. Whites massacred the black people of the town and razed it.

The massacre started from a rumor. Word spread that a white woman was attacked by a black drifter, in nearby Sumner, Florida. As more white towns heard the rumor, a white mob formed.

On January 1st, the mayhem began. It ended January 7th. That is when the white mob burnt the last of Rosewood to the ground.

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