Brownsville Raid Summary

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The Brownsville Raid of 1906 is a historic but tragic moment in our nation’s history. It was the center of national controversy at the time. Occurring in Brownsville Texas, this event saw the racial injustice of African American soldiers, and the “dishonorable” discharge of 167 men of the 25th Infantry Regiment. This caused outrage but was long forgotten by history until 1970, when historian John D. Weaver published a book titled “The Brownsville Raid”. His investigations concluded that the accused members of the 25th Infantry Regiment were innocent. In 1972 the soldiers were finally found Innocent and the ones that remained alive were given honorable discharges and pensions that they had deserved. “The Brownsville Raid” by John D. Weaver was
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