Captain Richard Davenport is an authoritative African-American lawyer
DAVENPORT: Captain? (There is no response. For a moment or two, Davenport looks around. He is somewhat annoyed.) Captain?
(He starts out. Taylor enters. He crosses the room to his desk, where he sits.)
TAYLOR: I asked you back here because I wanted you to see the request I’ve sent to Colonel Nivens to have your investigation terminated.
[... … …]
DAVENPORT: Then you never believed the Klan was involved?
TAYLOR: No. Now, can you see why this thing needs - someone else?
DAVENPORT: What did they tell you, Captain? Byrd and Wilcox?
TAYLOR: They’re not going to let you charge those two men!
DAVENPORT: (snaps) Tell me what they told you!
Charles Fuller, A Soldier’s Play, Concord Theatricals, 1944 pp. 25-27.
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