The 24th is an American historical drama film co-written and directed by Kevin Willmott. The film stars Trai Byers, Bashir Salahuddin, Aja Naomi King, Mo McRae, Tosin Morohunfola, Mykelti Williamson, and Thomas Haden Church. It tells the true story of the Houston riot of 1917.
The 24th is based on the true story of the Houston riot of 1917. The film features an African-American military regiment that is called the 24th in Houston, Texas. Despite their military service, the African-American soldiers are subjected to racial discrimination by the all white police force in Houston as well as from the local white people in Houston. The constant racial discrimination leads to a resistance by the African-American military unit against the police force and the white locals.
|author||Kevin Willmott Trai Byers|
|keywords||houston houston riot of 1917 military service military unit police force racial discrimination texas|
|producer||Alexandra Milchan Jordan Fudge Kevin Willmott Trai Byers|
|productionCompany||New Slate Ventures|