Black Soldiers in Jim Crow Texas, 1899-1917


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In Jim Crow Texas, black Regular Army units returning victoriously from Cuba and the Philippines collided head-on with local segregation and bigotry. As the soldiers' expectations of dignity and respect met with racial restrictions and indignities from civilian communities, a series of violent episodes erupted. Although confrontations also occurred elsewhere, the most notorious were in Texas, beginning with an 1899 clash between white lawmen in Texarkana and black soldiers riding a troop train west after returning from ...

Black Soldiers in Jim Crow Texas, 1899-1917 1995, Texas A&M University Press

ISBN-13: 9780890966372