#OnThisDay 1923 the affluent town of Rosewood, FL was destroyed when Black people were attacked by white mobs. An estimated eight to 80 people were killed.
Like many racial massacres, it was started with false allegations of a white woman being attacked by a Black man. Racial tensions were long brewing in the city - the Black section was more affluent than the white one - and it was only a matter of time before something happened.
FIN/Thanks to Florida A&M University, this history was not forgotten and some of the victims were given reparations. The late John Singleton did a film, "Rosewood," about this tragedy.