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Monday, December 10, 2012

Trial of the Moke (1978)


This play is based on the tragic true story of the first African-American to graduate from West Point. Assigned to Fort Davis, Texas in 1881, Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper was framed by white officers who accused him of embezzling government funds. Flipper was finally vindicated 95 years later - only a week after THE TRIAL OF THE MOKE ended it world premier run in 1976.