Join Lizzie Jenkins, from the Real Rosewood Foundation, as she discusses the events of the Rosewood Massacre and the 100 years since this event. Join us as we remember this piece of local history.
The town of Rosewood, Florida was founded in 1847. Once a bustling community of over 200 African Americans, Rosewood would be razed to the ground by a vigilante mob during the Massacre of 1923, in which at least 8 people were killed and a town was terrorized.
The Rosewood Massacre's 100th anniversary is the first week of January. As part of the centennial events Lizzie Jenkins of the Real Rosewood Foundation will be speaking about the Massacre and the last 100 years. Please join us for this informative program.
The 100th anniversary will have a kick off event at Bo Diddley Plaza in Downtown Gainesville on January 7th from 4 - 7 PM.
Fore more information on other events commemorating this historic event, please check out https://www.rememberingrosewood.com/events.
For more information on the Rosewood Massacre, please visit the Florida State archives at: https://dos.myflorida.com/library-archives/research/explore-our-resources/florida-history-culture-and-heritage/rosewood/
AGE GROUP: | Adults (19 and up) |
EVENT TYPE: | History & Genealogy |
TAGS: | Rosewood, FL | Rosewood Massacre |
|Mon, Mar 27||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Tue, Mar 28||10:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Wed, Mar 29||10:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Thu, Mar 30||10:00AM to 7:00PM|
|Fri, Mar 31||10:00AM to 6:00PM|
|Sat, Apr 01||10:00AM to 5:00PM|
|Sun, Apr 02||12:00PM to 5:00PM|
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