Based on the 1923 Rosewood massacre in Florida, Rosewood tells the story of how a small black town was destroyed, and several of its residents murdered, by a white mob. Singleton nimbly explores race and class in this suspenseful drama, an important disinterring of a forgotten moment in American history. Critically acclaimed upon its release, the film has only grown in stature over time. (1997, dir. John Singleton, 142 min.)
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