SOURCE: New York Times
DeSantis Wants Us to Ignore What Black Children in Florida Need
Historian Marvin Dunn's "Teach the Truth" tours show that Florida's history can't be taught without acknowledging white racism and terrorism.
SOURCE: Black Perspectives
Black History, White Terror, and Rosewood at 100
by Dan Royles
The efforts of historians and survivors to achieve a small measure of justice and acknowledgment for the Rosewood massacre demonstrate the stakes of Florida's current efforts to restrict the teaching of history that challenges white supremacy.
SOURCE: Washington Post
100 Years After Rosewood, Just One House Remains
The home of John Wright, a white merchant who helped shelter Black residents from mob violence, is all that remains of the former town of Rosewood.
100 Years Later, Rosewood Descendants Tell Family Stories of Survival
“The violence that destroyed a Black community, destroyed families, it prevented families from passing on their legacy and property to their kids and their grandkids,” said Maxine Jones, a historian at Florida State University who was the lead researcher on the Rosewood reparations case.
At Rosewood's 100th Anniversary, Black Residents and Descendants Return
Commemoration of the white vigilante violence and arson against the town of Rosewood prompted the wry observation that the ceremonies brought more Black people to the town than had been there since the events of January 1923.
How History Forgot the Rosewood Killings
"In January 1923, Rosewood was wiped off the map by a week of mob violence, then erased from history by people who didn’t want to talk about what had happened to the town’s primarily Black residents."
Good Luck Teaching Florida's History under State Legislation Blocking "Uncomfortable Themes"
by Gillian Brockell
In 2020, Ron DeSantis signed a bill requiring the history of the 1920 Ocoee Massacre be taught in Florida schools. Legislation pending this year would potentially enable parents to block the lessons, along with teaching other important episodes of violence in the state's history.
SOURCE: Tampa Bay Times
The Last House in Historic Rosewood, Florida May Become a Museum
“It’s a place that needs to be remembered,” said Lizzie Jenkins, 82, whose aunt escaped the massacre. “That house is part of who I am.”
Nikole Hannah-Jones on the Case for Reparations
The creator of The New York Times 1619 project and Pulitzer Prize winner Nikole Hannah-Jones speaks with CNN's Manu Raju about the history behind the wealth gap between white Americans and Black Americans
Tackling The Racial Wealth Gap: William Darity's Plan For Reparations (Audio)
WBUR's On Point discusses the issue of reparations to African Americans with economics and public policy professor William Darity and also discusses the legacy of the Rosewood Massacre with the grandson of the oldest survivor of the Florida episode of racist terrorism.
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