Radio Chronicles

Radio Chronicles – February 25, 2005

Rosewood Reborn recounts the Rosewood Florida massacre
of 1923, when an alleged attack on a white woman
became the excuse for six days of racial rioting, the
destruction of this African American community, and
the massacre of an unknown number of residents.

Rosewood’s fate was an open secret for six decades.
The terrorized survivors were silent, and the public
quickly forgot. But in 1992 two survivors of the
massacre filed a claim against the state of Florida,
and in 1994 the legislature finally awarded survivors
and descendants $2 million – the only known case of
reparations to black Americans in U.S. history.

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