• Creator
  • U.S. Senate. Office of Senate Curator. ?-9999
  • Created Date
  • 1907-01-08
  • Publisher
  • Washington Post Company.
  • Description
  • This illustration entitled, "Record's White House Subscriber Interested", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on January 8, 1907, shows President Theodore Roosevelt reading the Congressional Record's report on the Senate Committee on Military Affairs investigation into the riot in Brownsville, Texas by black soldiers on August 13, 1906. Angered by insults from white residents, unidentified black soldiers from... more
    This illustration entitled, "Record's White House Subscriber Interested", by cartoonist Clifford Berryman, which appeared in the Washington Post on January 8, 1907, shows President Theodore Roosevelt reading the Congressional Record's report on the Senate Committee on Military Affairs investigation into the riot in Brownsville, Texas by black soldiers on August 13, 1906. Angered by insults from white residents, unidentified black soldiers from Companies B, C and D of the 25th U.S. Infantry stationed at Fort Brown, Brownsville, Texas rioted in town on the night of August 13, 1906. Shooting at people and into homes, they killed one person and wounded a police officer. President Roosevelt ordered an investigation which identified the companies but not specific persons because no one would testify against fellow soldiers. In November, Roosevelt ordered 159 soldiers from the three companies and eight others to be "discharged without honor" because of what he termed their "conspiracy of silence." The Senate Committee on Military Affairs conducted its own investigation and a majority of the members supported the President's decision. Cartoonist Clifford Berryman shows Roosevelt studying the Congressional Record report of the committee while Berryman's famous teddy bear looks on intently. less
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