Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Brownsville Incident

The Brownsville Incident was were 167 African American troops stationed in Brownsville, Texas were unjustly dishonorably discharged in 1906 by Theodore Roosevelt as part of Roosevelt's pandering to white supremacists.

The dishonorable discharges were reversed in 1972 by Richard Nixon.

The white citizens of Brownsville, Texas were furious that African American troops were stationed in their town and waged a campaign to get rid of them.

There is a book on the Brownsville Incident by, "The Brownsville Raid," by John D. Weaver, published in 1970.

This was the America which allowed a Confederate monument at the Arlington National Cemetery.

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