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Presented in Partnership with The Gregory School, The Houston Museum of African American Culture, The DeLuxe Theater, Houston Public Library, and The Buffalo Soldiers Museum


Followed by a Q&A.

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. The cast includes Trai Byers (Empire), Thomas Haden Church (Divorce), and Aja Naomi King (How to Get Away with Murder). Kevin Willmont, the director and writer also penned BlacKkKlansman and Da 5 Bloods.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    113 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    USA
  • Director
    Kevin Willmott
  • Screenwriter
    Kevin Willmott, Trai Byers
  • Producer
    Trai Byers, Jordan Fudge, Alexandra Milchan, Kevin Willmott, Tony Grazia (executive producer), Patrick Peach (executive producer)
  • Cast
    Trai Byers, Bashir Salahuddin, Aja Naomi King
  • Cinematographer
    Brett Pawlak