This tab will provide you with a broad range of materials and information from the AHA, other hospitals, federal and state governments and various national initiatives and similar efforts to assist our members combat violence in their communities and in their facilities. This tab will provide you with a broad range of materials and information from the AHA, federal government and other national initiatives on efforts to assist our members prepare for and curb the number of hospital-based violent incidents. This tab contains materials and information from the AHA, federal government, other national organizations, as well as AHA-member initiatives focused on increasing community awareness and interventions to stop the cycle of violence in our homes, at our jobs or in our neighborhoods. This tab contains materials and information from the AHA and other national organizations about a broad range of violence prevention resources and programs.Consider participating in these national and community coalitions as you develop your “Hospitals Against Violence” initiatives.Although state and local authorities were aware of the violence, no arrests were made for what happened in Rosewood.The town was abandoned by its former black residents; none ever moved back.Rosewood was settled in 1845, nine miles (14 km) east of Cedar Key, near the Gulf of Mexico.Most of the local economy drew on the timber industry; the name Rosewood refers to the reddish color of cut cedar wood.Although the rioting was widely reported around the United States at the time, few official records documented the event.
Survivors from the town hid for several days in nearby swamps until they were evacuated by train and car to larger towns.
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The Rosewood massacre was a racially motivated massacre of black people and destruction of a black town that took place during the first week of January 1923 in rural Levy County, Florida.
At least six black people and two white people were killed, though eyewitness accounts suggested a death toll as high as 150.
The town of Rosewood was abandoned and destroyed in what contemporary news reports characterized as a race riot.
Sixty years after the rioting, the story of Rosewood was revived in major media when several journalists covered it in the early 1980s.