Discharged Without Honor: The Brownsville Affair

Discharged Without Honor: The Brownsville Affiar

This episode investigates a controversial action taken by President Theodore Roosevelt. In 1906, a street shooting occurred in Brownsville, TX. Amid allegations that the culprits were black soldiers in the 1st Battalion of the 25th Infantry, Roosevelt took the unprecedented action of discharging without honor all 167 men. The documentary weighs old and newly discovered evidence in the case, using archival accounts and photographs and commentary by experts.


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