THE BROWNSVILLE RAID
by CHARLES FULLER
The Negro Ensemble Company has always displayed a remarkable ardor and virtuosity in performance. The caliber of the plays has sometimes lagged behind. In The Brownsville Raid, the company has a grand theme to work witha harsh miscarriage of justice.
This documentary-styled drama is based on the dishonorable discharge of 167 black infantrymen in 1906 on the orders of President Theodore Roosevelt.
Their assumed crime was a ten-minute shooting spree in Brownsville, Texas during which one person was killed. Extensive research by Author John D Weaver for his...