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.