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The Rosewood Massacre:
From Rumor To Fact
March 4, 1994
The purpose of the bus tours to Rosewood, Florida, is to present the history of the Rosewood Massacre of 1923 in an engaging and accurate way to an audience from a variety of backgrounds.These tours represent the people, events, and movements that have shaped the aftermath of the Rosewood Massacre. The bus tour guide combines scholastic integrity and documented family accounts. These Rosewood tours are unique. They are devoted to the history of North Central Florida,Levy County. The bus route is very scenic. These tours will depart from the Gainesville Visitors and Tourists Center. Each adult passenger will receive a map of North Central Florida and a schedule of bus stops. The first bus stop will be in Rosewood, at the home of John Wright, the store owner. This is the house that did not burn in the 1923 massacre. The group will walk into the woods to see the location of the railroad tracks and Mr. Wright's store. They will see a steam engine similar to the train engine used to take the Rosewood survivors to Archer, Gainesville and Bryceville, Florida. This adventure will help one understand the impact of massacres on American culture and values. Bus tour partipicates will become aware of the 1994 Rosewood Hearings in Tallahassee, Florida, and the compensation from the State of Florida to the survivors and descendents. The last stop of these historic bus tours will be the Gainesville Train Depot. These tours end at the Gainesville Visitors and Tourists Center. Tours are arranged for schools, colleges, senior citizens, community clubs, churches and other interested groups. The tours leave at 10:00 a.m. and return at 4:00 p.m. The group will have lunch on the Gulf of Mexico, Cedar Key, Florida.Wear comfortable shoes, bring a hat, and don't forget your camera.
CONTACT: THE ROSEWOOD BUS TOURS . Understand the impact of massacres on American culture and values Learn of Rosewood survivors who were living in Rosewood in 1923, at the time of the massacre. Learn of the 1994 Rosewood Hearings in Tallahassee, Florida, and the compensation from the State of Florida to the survivors and descendents.