An Archaeology of Intersectional Violence
The 1923 Rosewood Pogrom in Historical Perspective
Edward Gonzalez Tennant
Department of Anthropology, Monmouth University
Thursday, February 6, 2014, 7:00 P.M., Cohen Lounge, Dickson Hall, Montclair State University*
Rosewood, a prosperous African American community in Florida, was attacked and burned to the ground by a white mob in January, 1923, during the height of the Jim Crow era in the American South, following reports of an assault on a white woman. The inhabitants of the town who were able to escape never returned. This talk discusses how a mixed methods approach (e.g., history, archaeology, GIS) to studying Rosewood's development and demise is directly connected to understanding modern social inequality.
(In Honor of Black History Month.)
*Parking available in Red Hawk Deck. Exit to Dickson from Level Five.