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* BlindBlackGuy: James Carrier

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* BlindBlackGuy: James CarrierCarrier.


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* SavedByTheCoffin: The hero's mother is killed by white racists attacking the black town, and the hero himself is smuggled out in her coffin.


''Rosewood'' is a 1997 American [[BasedOnATrueStory historical fiction drama film]] directed by Creator/JohnSingleton. While based on historic events of the 1923 Rosewood massacre in Florida, when a white mob killed blacks and destroyed their town, the film introduces fictional characters and changes from historic accounts. In a major change, it stars Ving Rhames as an outsider who comes into Rosewood and inspires residents to self-defense, wielding his pistols in a fight. The supporting cast includes Don Cheadle as Sylvester Carrier, a resident who was a witness, defender of his family and victim of the riot; and Jon Voight as a sympathetic white store owner who lives in a village near Rosewood. The three characters become entangled in an attempt to save people from racist whites attacking the blacks of Rosewood.

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''Rosewood'' is a 1997 American [[BasedOnATrueStory historical fiction drama film]] directed by Creator/JohnSingleton. While based on historic events of the 1923 Rosewood massacre in Florida, when a white mob killed blacks and destroyed their town, the film introduces fictional characters and changes from historic accounts. In a major change, it stars Ving Rhames Creator/VingRhames as an outsider who comes into Rosewood and inspires residents to self-defense, wielding his pistols in a fight. The supporting cast includes Don Cheadle Creator/DonCheadle as Sylvester Carrier, a resident who was a witness, defender of his family and victim of the riot; and Jon Voight Creator/JonVoight as a sympathetic white store owner who lives in a village near Rosewood. The three characters become entangled in an attempt to save people from racist whites attacking the blacks of Rosewood.



* SoulBrotha: Mann

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* SoulBrotha: MannMann
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* ForegoneConclusion: Since the film takes place in 1923, we already know that the Rosewood massacre is going to happen.


'''Rosewood''' is a 1997 American [[BasedOnATrueStory historical fiction drama film]] directed by John Singleton. While based on historic events of the 1923 Rosewood massacre in Florida, when a white mob killed blacks and destroyed their town, the film introduces fictional characters and changes from historic accounts. In a major change, it stars Ving Rhames as an outsider who comes into Rosewood and inspires residents to self-defense, wielding his pistols in a fight. The supporting cast includes Don Cheadle as Sylvester Carrier, a resident who was a witness, defender of his family and victim of the riot; and Jon Voight as a sympathetic white store owner who lives in a village near Rosewood. The three characters become entangled in an attempt to save people from racist whites attacking the blacks of Rosewood.

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'''Rosewood''' ''Rosewood'' is a 1997 American [[BasedOnATrueStory historical fiction drama film]] directed by John Singleton.Creator/JohnSingleton. While based on historic events of the 1923 Rosewood massacre in Florida, when a white mob killed blacks and destroyed their town, the film introduces fictional characters and changes from historic accounts. In a major change, it stars Ving Rhames as an outsider who comes into Rosewood and inspires residents to self-defense, wielding his pistols in a fight. The supporting cast includes Don Cheadle as Sylvester Carrier, a resident who was a witness, defender of his family and victim of the riot; and Jon Voight as a sympathetic white store owner who lives in a village near Rosewood. The three characters become entangled in an attempt to save people from racist whites attacking the blacks of Rosewood.

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'''Rosewood''' is a 1997 American [[BasedOnATrueStory historical fiction drama film]] directed by John Singleton. While based on historic events of the 1923 Rosewood massacre in Florida, when a white mob killed blacks and destroyed their town, the film introduces fictional characters and changes from historic accounts. In a major change, it stars Ving Rhames as an outsider who comes into Rosewood and inspires residents to self-defense, wielding his pistols in a fight. The supporting cast includes Don Cheadle as Sylvester Carrier, a resident who was a witness, defender of his family and victim of the riot; and Jon Voight as a sympathetic white store owner who lives in a village near Rosewood. The three characters become entangled in an attempt to save people from racist whites attacking the blacks of Rosewood.
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!!Tropes in ''Rosewood'' include:
*AngryBlackMan: Mann and Sylvester Carrier justifiably become this.
*AngryWhiteMan: A majority of the white men around Rosewood become this.
*BasedOnATrueStory: While Mann obviously didn't exist, ''Rosewood'' is the story of the actual massacre.
*BaldBlackLeaderGuy: Mann is the leader of the group and doesn't have a hair on his head.
*BlindBlackGuy: James Carrier
*FalseRapeAccusation: While Fanny said a black man had only beaten her, the nature of a gossiping crowd added rape in there.
*HalfBreedDiscrimination: Sylvester's wife is looked down upon because while she's half Native, she's still half-black as well.
*TheKlan: The UsefulNotes/KuKluxKlan was very powerful by in 1923 and took part in the massacre.
*MalcolmXerox: Mann tries to leave Rosewood before the situation escalates, but once it does, he returns and fights [[PunnyName The Mann]]
*{{Mammy}}: Auntie Sarah.
*SaltAndPepper: While Mann and John Wright are different, they do join up to defend the black folks.
*ScaryBlackMan: Mann, but in a badass way.
*ScaryMinoritySuspect: Jessie Hunter, who had escaped from a chain gang, is the unseen suspect for Fanny's beating.
*SoulBrotha: Mann

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