Monday, August 10, 2015

Trouble in Key West - April 20, 1898

April 20, 1898

The United States and Spain are just days away from declaring war.

Key West has filled up with troops as America prepares for the outbreak of hostilities.

But not all in Key West are happy to see some of the troops.

The Miami Metropolis recounts a tense encounter between the police and some "Negro soldiers" in this dispatch from the April 22, 1898 edition of the paper.

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