Sponsored by the Racial Justice Subcommittee and part of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. remembrance week.
”Rosewood” describes a heinous, long-hidden racial incident that occurred in Florida in 1923, an escalating tragedy that led to the destruction of a prosperous black town. A false accusation of assault allowed Rosewood’s envious white neighbors to embark on a witch hunt in which at least eight people (and probably many more) died. It took only a few days for the population of Rosewood to be scattered, and for the town to be wiped off the map. Black survivors of the massacre finally received reparations in 1993. The film, a large-scale re-enactment of this shameful episode, has been directed by John Singleton, who is known for his concern with social issues.
There is no charge for this event.