The Rosewood Massacre:  How a racist mob destroyed a small Florida town

On New Year’s Day 1923, a mob of white men invaded the predominantly Black town, burning homes, churches, and shooting people as they fled.

ROSEWOOD, Fla — The story of Rosewood is rarely talked about, but needs to be told. 

The town was a small, predominately Black community in Levy County, not far from Gainesville. It was destroyed at the hands of an angry mob.

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