BROWNSVILLE AFFRAY, 1906

In July 1906, the U.S. Army stationed three companies of the all-black Twenty-Fifth Infantry at Fort Brown, Texas, adjacent to Brownsville.  In recent years, southern Texas and the border region had seen periodic disturbances between American soldiers and local Chicanos who resented the military‚Äôs presence.  Soon after their arrival, black soldiers began complaining of police harassment and civilian discrimination. On the night of August 13, … Continue reading BROWNSVILLE AFFRAY, 1906