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Real Rosewood Award Banquet

Date of Event: March 25, 2012

The Real Rosewood Foundation, Inc. awarded several currently enrolled freshmen each with a $500.00 Mahulda Gussie Brown Carrier scholarship. The eleven scholarship recipients represented four Levy County and seven Alachua County schools. The selection of students by the Rosewood board was of different backgrounds, diversely selected.


Name Race Gender High School College/University
Marquis Green Black Male Chiefland Thomas University
Katelyn Norris White Female Bronson Central Florida College
Karyn Clark Black Male Buchholz University of Florida
Angel Neese White Female Cedar Key Santa Fe College
Nathasha Rana Indian Female Chiefland Florida State University
Pieter DeWolf White Male Eastside Duke University
Amber Freeland Black Female Gainsville Barry University
Shakelia Cook Black  Female Hawthorne West Florida University
Corey Hughes Black Male Newberry South Florida University
Sergio Galindo-Hamsho Hispanic Male PK Yonge Santa Fe College
Tedious Cherena Hispanic Male Santa Fe South Florida University
Luke Pallone White Male Williston Santa Fe College



A Rosewood Family Scholarship for ALL Rosewood Descendants

In order to qualify for the Rosewood Family Scholarship, you must be in the Brown lineage. Your parent, grandparent, or great grandparent must be Mahulda Gussie Brown Carrier’s sibling to be considered for the Rosewood Family Scholarship.

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Eligible Institutions



signing of House Bill 591

MAY 4, 1994: GOVERNOR LAWTON CHILES signed into law House Bill 591, which compensated eleven living survivors $150,000 each and paid smaller amounts to descendants for property loss and violent attacks on the citizens of Rosewood from January 1 – 8, 1923. In addition, it was approved to establish a Rosewood Family Scholarship that is accessible to Rosewood family descendants. Governor Chiles said, “This was the State's way of apologizing for a blind act of bigotry.”

The Browns, those directly related to Mahulda Gussie Brown Carrier, received approximately $20,000 total, as a result of this bill being passed. See recipients below:

Theresa Brown Robinson $3,333.33
Richard B. Brown


Marie Brown Randel $3,333.33
Queenie Brown Monroe $3,333.33
Arbeaulah Warmack $1,668.16
Addison P. Brown $1,668.16
Charlie Crawford $834.08
Elizabeth Crawford Mulligan $834.08
Bernice Crawford Cameron $834.08
Mabel Thomas Crawford $834.08



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