Welcome! This website showcases ongoing research into the community of Rosewood, Florida – a mostly African American town destroyed during a 1923 race riot. This project draws on archaeology, documentary research, oral history, and interactive media (VR) to investigate the history of Rosewood and surrounding areas.
The links above provide an introduction to the history of Rosewood, ongoing work to document this history, and efforts to communicate this research with the public. The Data Warehouse provides links to oral history transcripts and census data. The Virtual World is at the heart of public outreach efforts.
The next phase of the project centers on two aspects. The first is an expanded archaeological project which was recently funded by the State of Florida Division of Historical Resources as part of the small matching grants program. The second aspect is an update to the Rosewood virtual world. We are currently exploring several possibilities for this, including funding strategies and the addition of interactivity.
Thanks for visiting the site and taking an interest in this exciting project.