Bullock Texas State History Museum presents Texas Focus: The 24th
The Bullock Museum will present a live virtual screening and conversation about Kevin Willmott and Trai Byers' film, The 24th, which tells the incredibly powerful and timely true story of the all-black Twenty-Fourth United States Infantry Regiment and the Houston Riot of 1917.
The Houston Riot was a mutiny by 156 African American soldiers in response to the brutal violence and abuse at the hands of Houston police officers. The riot, which lasted two hours, led to the death of nine civilians, four policemen, and two soldiers, and resulted in the largest murder trial in history, which sentenced a total of 19 men to execution, and 41 men to life sentences.
A cinematic exploration of the Texas narrative, the Museum's Texas Focus Film Series highlights stories by, for, and about Texans. As a SXSW Film Festival retrospective, this season's selections highlight stories of unique individuals and their relationship with society.
The screening starts promptly at 7 pm. There will be a live conversation after the film at 9 pm. Viewers will receive a confirmation email upon purchase of their virtual film screening ticket containing a link to Vertical Entertainment's private YouTube streaming site for access to the film and a link to access the live conversation via Zoom.