The woman who got Ted Koppel's attention to put the national focus on some of the horrors that happened in Rosewood, invited TV-20 to the last landmark there and to share her family's memories.
Lizzie Jenkins was only three-years-old when her mother told her about the story of the 1923 Rosewood Massacre.
Jenkins life would change forever after she learned of her aunt's and uncle's invovlement in this tragedy.
A white woman from Sumner falsely accused Jenkin's uncle, a Rosewood resident, of attacking her.
Jenkins explained that this reflected the racism prevalent in that time.
"Black folks traveled the back way in an effort to protect themselves from the clan of white men," she said. For more on this story please see video:
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