Brownsville Affair


The St. Louis, Brownsville & Mexico Railway (also known as the Brownie) was a 200-mile (321 km) railroad that operated from Brownsville, Texas to Gulf Coast Junction in Houston, Texas.

June 6,1903

A shooting incident that killed a bartender and wounded a police officer in Brownsville, Texas was blamed on African American soldiers from a nearby Army base.

August 13, 1906

At the 1908 meeting of the Niagara movement, the forerunner of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Du Bois, along with other leaders, sent a letter

September 4, 1908

The Committee on Military Affairs recommended favorably on Bill S.5729 for correction of records and reenlistment of officers and men of Companies B, C, and D of the 25th Infantry

February 23, 1909

The University of Texas System Board of Regents voted to end the University of Texas at Brownsville's educational partnership with Texas Southmost College as it stood

November 10,1910

New Cameron County Courthouse built

September 27, 1914

The Lindo Theatre, designed by world famous Chicago architects and brothers, C.W. Rapp and George L. Rapp. John Dittman, owner of several other Freeport theatres, constructed

April 17, 1922

The port of Brownsville, located five miles northeast of the city, was officially opened

May 15,1936

Matamoros-Brownsville charro Days Festival begins

February 24,1938

Teatro Victoria in business

November 25, 1946