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Friday, February 27, 2009

Buffalo Soldier Mutiny - documentary

D.L. Groover in the Houston Press writes an article on the documentary film.  It first aired on TV last year and is now making the rounds for special events.
Buffalo Soldier Mutiny: Houston, 1917

Memorial Park wasn't always a park — it was once an army camp, and horrible things happened there

By D.L. Groover

Film Premieres:  Buffalo Soldier Mutiny: Houston 1917 It begins:  "  Riots, racism, police beatings, mob vengeance, political corruption, murder! No, we're not talking about Watts in the 1960s, but the most inglorious event in Houston history — the 1917 Riot. Five policemen, four soldiers and at least 11 private citizens were killed during the violence. Sparked by the unfair treatment of blacks, enlisted and civilian, black soldiers stationed at Houston's Camp Logan mutinied and marched on the city, where an angry mob of locals was waiting for them. (Camp Logan was situated on land that's currently Memorial Park.) The incident led to the eventual court-martial and execution of 19 black U.S. Army soldiers."
Filmmakers are Alan Berg, Larry Dickman, Eric Hanken and Mike Kaliski.  They used Robert Haynes's book A Night of Violence: The Houston Riot of 1917 and Celeste Bedford Walker's play Camp Logan.
This was going on while Ferguson was being impeached.

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