Rosewood Like Judgment Day

Rosewood Like Judgment Day The true story of the destruction of the tiny Florida town of Rosewood on New Year s Day in when mob violence broke out against the black population this powerful book ties in with the Warner B

  • Title: Rosewood Like Judgment Day
  • Author: Michael D'Orso
  • ISBN: 9781572972568
  • Page: 188
  • Format: Paperback
  • The true story of the destruction of the tiny Florida town of Rosewood on New Year s Day in 1923, when mob violence broke out against the black population, this powerful book ties in with the Warner Brothers film, directed by John Singleton, scheduled for release in November of color stills from the movie.

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    About “Michael D'Orso

    • Michael D'Orso

      The son of a U.S Navy submarine officer, Mike grew up traveling often his family lived on or near military bases ranging from Key West to San Diego to Frankfurt, Germany before he graduated from high school near Washington, D.C in 1971 After finishing undergraduate school at the College of William and Mary in 1975 with a degree in Philosophy, Mike spent several years traveling and working a variety of jobs that included sorting mail for the U.S postal service, waiting tables and tending bar, driving a dump truck, repairing skis, stocking meat and produce at a small grocery store near Chicago, working as a golf course greenskeeper, and managing a convenience store in the Rocky Mountain ski resort town of Breckenridge, Colorado.Mike taught high school English in Virginia Beach for one year before earning his master s degree in 1981 at William and Mary, where he wrote his thesis on Beat author and poet Jack Kerouac While in graduate school, Mike worked as a writer and photographer for the college s publications office and wrote a weekly column for The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, which led to a job as a staff writer for Commonwealth magazine, then as a features writer for The Virginian Pilot newspaper in Norfolk, where he worked until 1993 Mike still lives in Norfolk, where his daughter Jamie graduated from high school in 2003 Jamie subsequently earned her undergraduate degree from Bucknell University and her master s degree from William and Mary in Higher Education Student Services.Besides his books, Mike s writing has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Fortune, Reader s Digest, The Oxford American, People magazine, and The Washington Post, and has been included three times in Best Sports Stories, published annually by The Sporting News A chapter Mike wrote on journalistic research methods was included in The Complete Book of Feature Writing Writer s Digest Books, 1991 , and his writing on Jack Kerouac has been included in Studies in American Fiction and the QPB Literary Review Mike is on the Editorial Advisory Board of DoubleTake magazine, and he has taught narrative nonfiction writing at the College of William and Mary and at Old Dominion University, where he delivered the Commencement Address to ODU s Class of 2006.

    495 thoughts on “Rosewood Like Judgment Day

    • Oh, wow. For those of us who think the Obama Era is "post racism", read this before you make fools of your selves.

    • I owned this book for three years before I was able to finish it. A reminder, when I see all that's going on, our ancestors suffered much worse injustices than we do. And still there's talk of change. This book is a powerful reminder why racist propaganda needs to be erased from the American Mindset. It reminded me that we were kidnapped and brought to the west, enslaved and tortured, set free, and are now being abused and shunned by descendants of our kidnappers. It was a painful book to read. [...]

    • It's about Rosewood, Florida, and something that happened in 1923. It's an important true story that needs to be told, the massacre of innocent Negroes, and the destruction of their homes by angry whites from a nearby town. The pace was a bit uneven, with lots of drama, but also lots of backroom activities to bring the truth out into the open. A movie was made from this, called "Rosewood."

    • This is an important book about a little known part of US history. I was prepared for the book to be completely depressing because of its subject matter, but the writer has a way of moving back and forth between historical accounts and the modern day discovery of those events that keeps the book moving. I enjoyed it, as much as one can

    • A wonderfully written book about one of the better known episodes of American ethnic cleansing, D'Orso's story really focuses on the long quest of the Rosewood descendants for justice. Read it and then watch Marco Williams' film Banished.

    • Even though I am quite familiar with history, the story of Rosewood and its inhabitants took me by surprise. I was shocked that such brutality could occur. What is even more frightening is that such brutality still occurs to this day around the world.

    • Powerfully written dual-story about the massacre itself as well as the quest for recognition and reparations in the Florida legislature 70 years later. Important.

    • Really shattering. It really makes you realize the terror that was pervasive in the life of African Americans for centuries.

    • Well done, if a bit convolutedhard to keep up with so many characters. Great read for anyone wo enjoys American History.

    • This was an excellent history book about a very dark chapter in Florida and American history. Can't recommend this enough.

    • [4.5 star review] This book should be required reading for Floridians. During the first two chapters, my jaw literally hit the floor as I read the shocking and heartbreaking account of what happened to Rosewood. The second half of the book didn't hold me like the first half did, since it focused more on the legal and political maneuvering, but this book has nevertheless left an indelible impression on my psyche. Everyone needs to know that things like this happened. They happened, and they left [...]

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