September 28, 2020
Texas Focus: The 24th
Join the Bullock Museum for a LIVE virtual screening and conversation about Kevin Willmott and Trai Byers’s film The 24th.
The 24th 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 nineteen men to execution, and forty-one 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. You can find out more through our Texas History Timeline and take a look at artifacts related to African American soldiers.
Please note: This LIVE virtual film screening starts promptly at 7:00 PM (CST). Join us on Zoom for a LIVE conversation after the film at 9:00 PM (CST). You will receive a confirmation email upon purchase of your 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 our live conversation via Zoom.