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Crime History: White mob destroys Florida town of Rosewood

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On this day, Jan. 2, in 1923, a white mob destroyed the predominately black town of Rosewood, Fla., leaving eight dead. The attack began when a white woman from nearby Sumner accused a black man of assaulting her on New Year's Day night. Whites formed a posse and lynched a black man. The posse continued to grow over several days, besieging the homes of other black families in the town of 120...

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