Rosewood Massacre   

     The Rosewood massacre was a racially motivated massacre of Black people and the destruction of a black town that took place during the first week of January 1923 in rural Levy County, Florida, United States. At least six Black people and two white people were killed, but eyewitness accounts suggested a higher death toll of 27 to 150. The town of Rosewood was destroyed in what contemporary news reports characterized as a race riot. Florida had an especially high number of lynchings of Black men in the years before the massacre,[2] including a well-publicized incident in December 1922.[citation needed] […]