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Edward Gonzalez-Tennant

University of Central Florida

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Unearthing Rosewood: An Archaeology of Violence and Hope
Audience: Adults
Description: Rosewood was a prosperous African American community hard-won from the swampy hammocks of north Florida. Although the town was destroyed in 1923, the community continued, scattered across the state of Florida and beyond. Now, nearly 100 years after this tragic event the story of Rosewood remains shrouded from public view. Those who have heard of Rosewood are rarely aware of the community’s deeper history, or its relation to other places across the state. Dr. González-Tennant will discuss the role of archaeology and geospatial sciences in unearthing Rosewood’s complex history. In addition to describing how digital technologies aid traditional archaeological methods, he’ll discuss the importance of outreach and its ability to support a public conversation on racial reconciliation.

Subject Areas: Humanities
Social Sciences
Keywords: African American
Archaeology
Race Riot
Racism
Rosewood
Duration: 1 hour or less
Fee: Less than $500

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