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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 08:55 AM
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ROSEWOOD just started on Encore - Welcome to America NT
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peekaloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 09:03 AM
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MrScorpio Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:29 AM
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2. Rosewood massacre
The Rosewood massacre was a violent, racially motivated conflict that took place during the first week of January 1923 in rural Levy County, Florida, United States. Six blacks and two whites were killed, and the town of Rosewood was abandoned and destroyed during what was characterized as a race riot. Racial disturbances were common during the early 20th century in the United States, reflecting the nation's rapid social changes. Florida had an especially high number of lynchings in the years before the massacre, including a well-publicized incident in December 1922.

Rosewood was a quiet, primarily black, self-sufficient whistle stop on the Seaboard Air Line Railway. Spurred by unsupported accusations that a white woman in nearby Sumner had been beaten and possibly raped by a black drifter, white men from nearby towns lynched a Rosewood resident. When black citizens defended themselves against further attack, several hundred whites combed the countryside hunting for black people, and burned almost every structure in Rosewood. Survivors hid for several days in nearby swamps and were evacuated by train and car to larger towns. Although state and local authorities were aware of the violence, they made no arrests for the activities in Rosewood. The town was abandoned by black residents during the attacks. None ever returned.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosewood_massacre
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jasi2006 Donating Member (544 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:38 AM
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5. An example of rank racism and hate of blacks doing well for themselves. nt
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Bluenorthwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:32 AM
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3. A film everyone should see
A wonderful film about a terrible page of our history. One of my favorite films. For many reasons.
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singingbiscuit Donating Member (103 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 10:38 AM
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4. Agreed. Please recommend this, y'all. n/t
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