Real Magazine: Rosewood
There is no single Rosewood.
To some, Rosewood remains the heart of Austin’s African American community and has been since the rise of freedman’s towns in the 1860s, continuing through Jim Crow segregation and into the more integrated 21st century.
To others, modern Rosewood is a patchwork of small, ethnically varied East Austin neighborhoods — home to roughly equal numbers of blacks, Latinos and Anglos — parked above Boggy Creek, but not including some parts of historic Rosewood to the west. It also has welcomed a lot of new houses and businesses during the past decade.
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