Rosewood at Glance
Theresa Brown and Mahulda Brown
Rosewood’s Sisters and Historians, Theresa Brown Robinson and Mahulda Gussie Brown Carrier, are the real benefactors to the Brown Family Rosewood Legacy Research. The sisters unselfishly passed Rosewood information to daughter/niece Lizzie Robinson Brown Jenkins and directed her to research, document and preserve Rosewood’s history. Brown Robinson strongly encouraged her daughter to research Rosewood’s history in remembrance of the incensed suffrage her sister endured. “You must show Mahulda’s place in Rosewood’s history,” Theresa Brown Robinson urged daughter, Lizzie Robinson Brown Jenkins.
May 4, 2004, Governor Jeb Bush traveled to Rosewood to dedicate Rosewood’s historical marker that reads in part, “Residents supported a school taught by Mahulda Gussie Brown Carrier”. Jenkins co-wrote the historic marker’s script making certain the school teacher’s name was scripted in the text, which was approved in writing by Jenkins before printing. The Real Rosewood Foundation, Inc. and the Florida State History co-sponsored the Rosewood Historic Marker.
Friends of Rosewood supporters pledged to “Preserve Rosewood’s History” through education, research, resource, not-for-profit corporations, schools, streets, stamps, highways, storytelling, newsletters, historic marker, revisits, exhibits, museum, grant writing, documentary, movie, plays, video, media, websites, books, poetry, songs, bus tours, family reunions, banquets, festivals, justice center, and peace and healing ceremony.
Links to Rosewood News Articles by Mrs. Jenkins
- Marking Rosewood History
- Rosewood Memorialized
- Woman Chronicles Rosewood
- Rosewood 81st Anniversary
- Survivors Descendents Seek Healing
Links of Interest and Accomplishments of Mrs. Jenkins
Women History Month Recipients
2003: Jenkins’ Archer, Florida Cemetary Initiative
- BEM – Bethlehem Episcopal Historical Cemetery – Archer, FL
- Pinesville United Historical Cemetery – Archer, FL
- St. Joseph Missionary Baptist Church Historical Cemetery – Archer, FL
- Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Historical Cemetery – Archer, FL
- Oakridge: Mean/Reddick Historical Family Cemetery – Archer, FL