Austin's Rosewood Neighborhood (Hardcover)

Austin's Rosewood Neighborhood By Jane H. Rivera, Gilberto C. Rivera Cover Image

Austin's Rosewood Neighborhood (Hardcover)

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Rosewood is a historically African American neighborhood on the east side of Austin. It takes its name from Rosewood Avenue, which runs through the heart of the area. Rosewood was first settled by Europeans in the late 19th century, and beginning in the 1910s, the City of Austin adopted as official policy the goal of segregating African Americans in East Austin. Rosewood has been the official home of Austin's Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day, celebration. June 19th was the day that news of the Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas--two years after the fact. The exact location of the celebration has changed over the years, but whether it was Emancipation Park or Rosewood Park, Austin's major Juneteenth event has always been in Rosewood.
Product Details ISBN: 9781531664794
ISBN-10: 1531664792
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Library Editions
Publication Date: October 29th, 2012
Pages: 130
Language: English