#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.

Source: https://www.history.com/topics/early-20th-century-us/rosewood-massacre
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.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosewood_massacre
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