Dorsie Willis, Brownsville Massacre Survivor
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Minneapolis: It was a smiling 87-year-old Dorsie Willis that talked to reporters, 1/10, after he received a check for $25,000 from the U.S. Government for being the sole survivor of the Brownsville Massacre. In 1906, Willis and 166 other black soldiers were dishonorably discharged from the Army following a racial incident. Early last year the secretary of the Army ordered all of the discharges changed to honorable. 'I'm very grateful (for the check),' said Willis. 'It's a great birthday present. But it comes too many years too late.
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- Dorsie Willis, Brownsville Massacre Survivor. 1974-01-10T07:00:00Z. Retrieved from the Digital Public Library of America, http://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/upi_african_american/50. (Accessed December 19, 2018.)
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