Death of Arnett Doctor

March 23, 2015
Spring Hill, Florida

Rosewood massacre activist dies at 72
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SPRING HILL, Fla. (AP) — Arnett Doctor, a key figure responsible for securing reparations for victims of the Rosewood massacre, has died in the Tampa Bay area following a long illness. He was 72.

A St. Petersburg funeral home says Doctor was found dead in his Spring Hill home Monday.

The 1923 massacre started in the north Florida town after a married white woman accused a black man of beating her, prompting angry whites to burn nearly every building in...

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