Rosewood

Events

lynced

08/05/1920

Four black men in McClenny are removed from the local jail and lynched for the alleged rape of a white woman.

the burning

11/02/1920

Two whites and at least five blacks are killed in Ocoee in a dispute over voting rights. The black community of Ocoee is destroyed, 25 homes, 2 churches, and a Masonic Lodge.

wauchula

2/12/1921

A black man in Wauchula is lynched for an alleged attack on a white woman.

the mudrering

1922

a white school teacher from perry had been murdered and on new year's eve of 1922 there was ku klux klan rally held Gainville , located not to far away from rosewood .

Perry

12/09/1922

A black man in Perry is burned at the stake, accused of the murder of a white school teacher. A black church, school, Masonic Lodge, and meeting hall are burned.

new year's eve

12/31/1922

On New Year's Eve a large Ku Klux Klan Parade is held in Gainesville.

Ms. Fannie Taylor

01/01/1923

Early morning: Fannie Taylor reports an attack by an unidentified black man.

sheriff walker

01/01/1923

Monday afternoon: Aaron Carrier is apprehended by a posse and is spirited out of the area by Sheriff Walker.

Guns

01/02/1923

Armed whites begin gathering in Sumner

white vigilantes

01/04/1923

Late evening: White vigilantes attack the Carrier house. Two white men are killed, and several others wounded. A black woman, Sarah Carrier is killed and others inside the Carrier house are either killed or wounded. Rosewood's black residents flee into the swamps. One black church is burned, and several unprotected homes

white man game

01/05/1923

Approximately 200-300 white men from surrounding areas begin to converge on Rosewood. The negro section is destroyed by fire.

refugees

01/06/1923

A train evacuates refugees, the Rosewood families, to Archer and Gainesville.

the mob return

01/07/1923

A mob of 100-150 whites return to Rosewood and burn the remaining structures

newberry

01/17/1923

A black man in Newberry is convicted of stealing cattle. He is removed from his cell and lynched by local whites.

what the grand jury has to say

02/11/1923

A Grand Jury convenes in Bronson to investigate the Rosewood riot

insufficent evidence

02/15/1923

The Grand Jury finds "insufficient evidence" to prosecute.

the ruling

02/15/1937

The first mention of the Rosewood riot in a religious publications, by Nathaniel Scippio and his wife Delia, in the Church of God by Faith Handbook, 2nd Edition

the newpaper

07/25/1982

Gary Moore and Joe Tonelli, published the first detailed account of the massaere to reach the general public, Floridan, St. Peresburg Times Newspaper

the family reunion

07/1/85

The Rosewood Family Reunion was established in Lacoochee, Florida.