This month marks the 100th anniversary of the destruction of Rosewood. Rosewood was a majority Black community in Levy County. In January of 1923, a white vigilante mob murdered Black residents and set fire to the town.
Listen above to a report from the Sunday wreath laying ceremony in Rosewood and scroll through photos below. Click here for a full calendar of this week’s centennial events.
Katie Hyson is a Report for America Corps Member at WUFT News covering racial and rural inequities in East Gainesville and north central Florida. She can be reached by calling 352-392-6397 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to learn how you can support her reporting.