Synopsis by Andrea LeVasseur
From the Broadway Theatre Archive, this performance video of the play Trial of the Moke tells the real-life story of Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper, the first black graduate of West Point military academy. In 1881, Flipper (Franklyn Seales) was involved in a conspiracy and framed for embezzlement by those who didn't want to see him succeed. In 1976, the play premired at the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. This production also stars Alfre Woodard, Samuel L. Jackson, and Howard Rollins Jr.
Black [race], conspiracy, embezzlement, false-accusation, frame-up, military-academy, racism, trial [courtroom]