ROSEWOOD MASSACRE by hedongchenchen

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									  ROSEWOOD
  MASSACRE
EIGHTH GRADE EXIT PROJECT
        1920-1929
     NICHOLAS WADE
   ROSEWOOD BEFORE THE
        MASSACRE
 Before the massacre Rosewood was a small
town populated by mostly African Americans.
The town was a stop in the Seaboard Airline
Railway. The town had three churches, a store,
a Masonic lodge, a school, and a bunch of two-
story homes and small one room shanties.
WHAT CAUSED THE MASSACRE
 On New Years Day Fannie Taylor claimed
she was sexually assaulted by a black
man. This false claim caused the what is
known today as the Rosewood Massacre.
                 The Massacre
During the massacre black and white people
were killed. All the buildings were burned
except for the store and one home.




A burning home          What's left of Sarah Carrier’s home.
        After the massacre
After the massacre most of the people who
lived in Rosewood escaped to Gainesville,
Florida on a train. The man that Fannie
Taylor claimed had sexually assaulted her
was never found.
      The Historical Marker
In 1994 the state of Florida signed a
reparation bill to the survivors in of the
Rosewood, Massacre. Rosewood, Florida
was dedicated a historical marker on May
4, 2004.



             The Rosewood historical marker.
    Rosewood, Florida Today
Today only one house is standing in the town of
Rosewood. Now no one lives in Rosewood, it is
just a historical site. Rosewood is also known
today as on of the worst race riots in history.




                        A surviving house in Rosewood, Florida

								
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