1. The Central Park five were locked up for years after beaten into confessions by police for raping a woman. In 2002, Matias Reyes, a convicted murderer and serial rapist in prison, confessed to raping the jogger, and DNA evidence confirmed his guilt.
2. Carolyn Bryant Donham, spoke to Timothy B. Tyson, a Duke University professor, he wrote that she said of her long-ago allegations that Emmett Till grabbed her and was menacing and sexually crude toward her, “that part is not true.”
3. On the morning of May 30, 1921, a young black man named Dick Rowland was riding in the elevator in the Drexel Building at Third and Main with a woman named Sarah Page. The details of what followed vary from person to person. Accounts of an incident circulated among the city’s white community during the day and became more exaggerated with each telling.
4. After an affair gone wrong, a white woman declared a Nigger raped her. The Rosewood massacre was a racially motivated massacre of black people and destruction of a black town that took place during the first week of January 1923 in rural Levy County, Florida. At least six black people and two white people were killed, though eyewitness accounts suggested a death toll as high as 150.