When:
April 20, 2022
Time:
07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Category:
Campus Events WUMester
Location:
Henderson #112
Details:
The "Houston Riot" of 1917, also known as the Camp Logan Mutiny-- in which Black military forces in training at Camp Logan, near Houston, took to arms in response to an extensive array of racial provocations from Houston whites--resulted in the deaths of 15 Houston whites, including four policemen, and five Black soldiers. The events led to the largest murder trials in American history, a series of three courts martial in which 110 soldiers (of 118 charged) were found guilty of mutiny, and 19, designated as leaders of the rebellion, were hanged. Kevin Willmott's film may be a fictonal work- changing names, imagining dialogue, interpolating events - but it seeks to get at the truth behind the Houston race riot.
Contact:
Dr. Kelly Erby
kelly.erby@washburn.edu