The story of Johnson Whittaker, one of the first African-American cadets admitted to West Point. Tied down and beaten by his fellow cadets, Whittaker was court-martialed on the grounds that he staged his own assault to avoid taking a philosophy exam. His defense attorneys consisted of a racist and a Harvard Graduate who squabble over how best to present his defense. Written by
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Maj. Asa Bird Gardiner
They shouted, "This is how we mark hogs down South". How do they mark hogs down South?
Cadet Johnson Whittaker
I don't know, I'm not a hogs marker.