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Brownsville Affair, racial incident that grew out of tensions between whites in BrownsvilleTexasU. About midnight, August 13—14,rifle shots on a street in Brownsville killed one white man and wounded another. Despite evidence that the shells had been planted as part of a frame-up, investigators accepted the statements of the mayor and the white citizens. When the Black soldiers insisted that they had no knowledge of the shooting, President Theodore Roosevelt ordered Black infantrymen discharged without honour because of their conspiracy of silence.
His action caused much resentment among Blacks and drew some criticism from whites, but a U. The Brownsville Affair has ever since been a matter of controversy, and with the rise of the civil rights movement it became a matter of embarrassment to the army. After the publication in of John D. Brownsville Affair.
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