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Screening Venue: Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics
(2350 Petefish Dr.)

Director: Kevin Willmott

Narrative Feature. Running Time: 1 hour 53 minutes


America has just entered the Great War, but is refusing to send black troops into combat. Instead of heading to the front lines, the Twenty-Fourth Infantry is sent to Houston, Texas to oversee the construction of Camp Logan for the Illinois National Guard. William Boston is forced to choose between his love for a young woman and leading an attack by 156 African American soldiers on a brutal and racist police force. This incident led to what is now called the Houston Riot of 1917.

Pre-show experience:

LIVE Q&A with Director Kevin Willmott


Event Details:

  • Doors open: 8pm / Live Q&A: 8:30pm/ Screening time: 9pm
  • This screening is FREE, but registration is required.
  • 1 ticket reservation per car
  • You must arrive by 8:30pm to guarantee your reservation.
  • This film will be viewed drive-in style from your vehicle OR by lawn chair for best viewing.
  • Please bring your own lawn chairs and refreshments.
  • Bathroom will be available on site.
  • In the event of rain/inclement weather, this event will be rescheduled for Monday, July 1 – same time and place. Ticket holders will be notified by email no later than 5pm on the date of the show.

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June 26
8:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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The Dole Institute of Politics
2350 Petefish Dr.
Lawrence, KS United States
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