On May 5, 1994, seventy-one years after the 1923 Rosewood massacre in which white lynch mobs killed blacks and drove survivors into the swamps near a prosperous black community in Florida, Governor Lawton Chiles signed House Bill 591 into law, providing for the payment of $2.1 million in reparations to the descendants of the black victims of Rosewood. Governor Chiles SEATED shakes hands with descendant Arnett T. Doctor, Sr. who spearheaded the effort. STANDING LEFT TO RIGHT Representative Cynthia Chestnut (D-Gainesville), Representative Tony Hill (D-Jacksonville, Future Senator), Representative Addie Greene (D-Magnolia Park), Senator Matt Meadows (D-Ft. Lauderdale, Future Representative), Representative Miguel De Grandy (R-Miami), Lt. Governor Buddy MacKay (D-Ocala, Former Representative, Former Senator, Former Congressman), Representative Willye Dennis (D-Jacksonville), Representative Al Lawson (D-Tallahassee, Future Senator), and Representative James Bush III (D-Miami). The bill sponsor NOT SHOWN is Senator Daryl Jones (D-Miami, Former Representative).