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Mon Jun 21, 2021, 10:11 PM

 

2005. Daryl Jones: Rosewood Compensation

Ten-year-old Benea Ousley, wearing her Easter dress and a gold-and-white ribbon in her hair, stood on the old Capitol steps Friday and recited a poem about the Rosewood massacre.

The poem spoke of how violence, sudden and permanent, wiped out the tiny Levy County town where her grandmother was born. It ended: "Yes we stand strong, proud and free. For we are the Rosewood family."

Family members gazed at Benea with tears in their eyes. A measure of justice, delayed for 71 years, had come at last.

State senators gave final passage Friday to the most emotional and dramatic claims bill ever to reach the Legislature. If Gov. Lawton Chiles signs the bill, as expected, Florida will compensate survivors of the Rosewood massacre and lift the cloud on a shameful episode in state history.

Tampa Bay Times

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Response to RegularJam (Original post)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 10:20 PM

1. Something else I'd never heard of! Thanks!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 10:23 PM

2. There is an exceptional film about it

called Rosewood.

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Response to dsc (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 10:25 PM

3. Will keep my eyes peeled!

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 21, 2021, 10:31 PM

4. The film is several years old

I know Jon Voight is a despicable human being, but he is honestly sensational in this film and to be fair is actually a quite good actor. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0120036/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_3

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