Like Judgment Day by Michael D'Orso
The Ruin and Redemption of a Town Called Rosewood

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Details the 1923 massacre of black inhabitants of the small Florida town of Rosewood by a white lynch mob, tracing the lives of survivors and describing the unprecedented award given to survivors and their descendants by the state of Florida some seventy years after the rampage. 30,000 first printing.
 

About Michael D'Orso

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Michael D'Orso is the author of more than a dozen books, including "Plundering Paradise," "Like Judgment Day, Like No Other Time" (with Tom Daschle), and "Walking with the Wind" (with John Lewis).
 
Published February 7, 1996 by Putnam Adult. 373 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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When a white woman in nearby Sumner claimed a black man had assaulted her, the white men of the area spent the next five days in sporadic attacks on Rosewood, shooting black men and driving women and children from the town, which was then burned;

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