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On the twenty-second of March, 1998, Ms. Deborah Anderson's African-American History class at Coral Gables Senior High School visited the home of Mrs. Sandra Maxwell, a descendent of survivors of the Rosewood Massacre, which took place in the northern Florida town of Rosewood over a period of a week, beginning the night of December 31st, 1922, and lasting into the first days of 1923.  The accompanying JavaŽ applet plays a streaming audio file of the conversation that took place between Mrs. Maxwell and Ms. Anderson. The subject of their talk covers everything from the killings themselves to the filming of the movie Rosewood, to the involvement of the Ku Klux Klan in the massacre.

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Mrs. Maxwell

A still image from the videotape version of the conversation with Mrs. Maxwell.  The CD-ROM version of this project contains clips from the video.

African-American History students and Mrs. Maxwell

Two students from Mrs. Anderson's African-American History class view 
Mrs. Maxwell's Rosewood file.

Rosewood house on fire during the siege in 1923.

Contemporary photograph of the burning of a house in Rosewood during the siege.

Photograph taken during a visit to Rosewood.

Photograph taken by Rosewood survivor family member on visit to the area.



     More information on Rosewood

     The Rosewood Report
       Discovery Channel's Remembering Rosewood

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