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In January of 1923, the African-American community at Rosewood, Florida, was destroyed in a fiery racist attack. This guide from the State Library of Florida, while not being exhaustive, suggests resources to help learn more about this tragedy. 

Materials are generally available through interlibrary loan or from our circulating collection. 

Links within the bibliographies take you to information in our State Library catalog or to more information on external sites. 

For legislative histories, please contact the State Archives of Florida at [email protected].

For all other materials, please contact the State Library at [email protected].


Journal articles 

Magazine articles 

Newspaper articles 

Internet sites 

Government publications 

Legislative history 

Presentations and media 

  • “Questions Remain in 1923 Massacre of Blacks in Florida.” All Things Considered. NPR, Oct. 16, 1993. 
  • “The Rosewood Massacre.”60 Minutes. CBS, December 13, 1983. 
  • “Survivors of Rosewood, Florida Massacre Compensated.” ABC World News Tonight. ABC, Apr. 8, 1994. 
  • Tereshchuk, David. The Rosewood Massacre: Reconstructing a Cold Case File.

For FY2023-24, the percentage of total costs for the State Library and Statewide Resource Sharing program financed with federal money is 67%; the federal dollar amount to be spent on the program is $1,502,070. Local match, which includes non-governmental funding, is $742,070.31.

imls180.for.panel.jpgMany of these resources and programs are funded under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Florida's LSTA program is administered by the Department of State's Division of Library and Information Services.