Starring: Jon Voight, Ving Rhames,
Don Cheadle, Esther Rolle
Director: John Singleton
In 1982 a reporter visiting Levy County in Florida noticed a lack of black residents.
So he asked questions...and a long ago tragedy came to light. It is January 1, 1923
in Rosewood, but in this largely black town built on family, faith and hard work, hopes
for the New Year abruptly end. In a few harrowing nights, a white mob razes Rosewood
into oblivion. As the rampage gains cataclysmic force, a heroic World War I veteran
(Rhames) and a shopkeeper (Voight) join forces. Dozens of terrified women and children
have fled into nearby swamps. Somehow they must be led to safety.