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The Rosewood Massacre: An Archaeology and History of Intersectional Violence

Edward González-Tennant


The Rosewood Massacre investigates the 1923 race riot that, in a weeklong series of events, devastated the predominantly African American community of Rosewood, Florida. The town was burned to the ground by neighboring Whites, and its citizens fled for their lives, never to return. None of the perpetrators were convicted. Very little documentation of the event and the ensuing court hearings survives today. The only signs that there was once a vibrant town are a scattering of structural remains and a historical marker erected in 2004 declaring the site a Florida Heritage Landmark. Drawing on ne ... More

Keywords: 1923 race riot, African Americans, Rosewood, Florida, geospatial analysis, census data, oral history, sociopolitical power structures, massacre, racial violence

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780813056784
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813056784.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward González-Tennant, author
University of Central Florida