The Rosewood Heritage Foundation Inc

Keep the History of Rosewood Alive

aka American Black History   |   Gainesville, FL   |  http://www.displaysforschools.com/rosewood.html

Mission

A Group of family members of the homesteaders of Rosewood, Florida, decided to establish The Rosewood Heritage Foundation to provide unique approaches to educating against prejudice, racism, and stereotyping in our pluralistic society. The mission of The Rosewood Heritage Foundation is to provide information and services which will assist in shaping a future which promotes an understanding of diversity and encourages the practice of democratic and moral values. To conduct research of the Rosewood Massacre and the history of race relations in Florida and the world through spiritual and educational activities.

Ruling year info

2002

Executive Director

Mrs. Janie Bradley Blake

Chair of the Board

Mrs. Sherry Ann Dupree

Main address

P.O.Box 358417

Gainesville, FL 32605 USA

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EIN

59-3347023

NTEE code info

Museum & Museum Activities (A50)

Voter Education/Registration (R40)

Ethnic Studies (V33)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We need to have more Rosewood bus tours, Rosewood exhibit showings, presentations and workshops. We need sponsor to help transport and involved in staging our exhibit display. We need more advertising, we depend on social media and our website displaysforschools.com. Most communication is by word-of-mouth. We service churches, schools, colleges and universities mainly for Black History Month, spring break and scheduled appointments. We have repeat groups especially churches and schools.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Preservation of Rosewood History

To purchase, repair, landscape, built and establish an interactive museum, a spiritual and educational retreat center of the only remaining house and land in Rosewood, Florida, from the 1923 massacre.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Victims and oppressed people

A spiritual, educational and cultural retreat will be developed at the Rosewood site for teacher/Educator training, local, state and national organizations' training and for religious organizations to provide a place of spiritual solace, training and spiritual/social development for youth, young adults and adults.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of paid participants on field trips

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Preservation of Rosewood History

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

The Rosewood Heritage Foundation, Inc., provide a guided bus tours to Rosewood Florida highlighting the racial massacre that happen on January 1, 1923 in the USA. 2019 - 20 Cancel bus tour (COVID-19)

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our aim is to fund raise, purchase, repair, and establish
a historical museum of the John Wright house in Rosewood, Florida that will be placed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Phase two: We will need to develop the property as a retreat for spiritual and educational programs that will enhance the understanding of cultures in Florida and worldwide.

We will establish online funding sources such as GoFundMe, a donations link on our website. Bus tour profits, exhibit show profits, fund raising programs at churches. Funds from the sell of our book, The Rosewood Massacre at a Glance. The sell of dinners to the public. Asking and seeking fundraising learning activities.

Our capabilities for reaching our goals of $500,000 for the purchase of the John Wright House will require a miracle and a few years of strategies and labor.

Family and friends are burden with bills; leaving little to support our project. we are seeking help from public and private donors. We are also seeking leadership in a direction we have not ventured into before. We are depending on our youth with the guidance and education of people who are familiar with developing a museum and retreat on woodlands.

We are well established with recognized bus tours since 1994; the traveling Rosewood Exhibit since 1999 with a grant from the Florida Humanities Council; we are involved in national organizations such as the United Nations Education Scientific Cultural Organization
(UNESCO) Transatlantic Slave Trade (TST) allowing us to tell other counties about the Rosewood Massacre of 1923. Our best global advertising has been the 1997, Rosewood Movie by Warner brothers. Several books Like Judgement Day by Michael D'Orso, have been published to give the truth about this tragedy.

What is unique is the families of the Rosewood Massacre received restitution from the State of Florida in a claims bill in 1994. They are the only African American group to receive funds from the State of Florida for not protecting it's citizens in 1923.

What is next is to preserve the John Wright House in Rosewood, Florida. It was the only house that was not burn because it was own by John Wright, a white man who help hide women and children in his house and on his property.

Financials

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The Rosewood Heritage Foundation Inc

Board of directors
as of 07/02/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Michael Howell

University of Florida, Marston Science Library & Engineering

Term: 2017 - 2022

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American/African
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

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Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 07/02/2021

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Data
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.