Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “Rosewood”

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The Survivors

Minnie Lee Langley and Lee Ruth Davis, pictured above, were 9 and 8 respectively, when they had to leave their hometown of Rosewood. Langley watched her father kill a White man trying to attack their family. She lost her grandfather James during the massacre. Lee Ruth Davis, who was a cousin to Minnie, was forced to leave with her father. Davis’ parents left she and some other children with a White family who were keeping them safe during the massacre. When the children were left alone for some time, they assumed that something had happened and they left the house. Davis told the LA Times: “It is the first time in my life that I see people with guns. . . . We all got down on our bellies and crawled. I don’t know how far we crawled on the stomach. We tried to keep people from seeing us through the bushes.”

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