Red Summers VR: Houston 1917 and Camp Logan
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In Houston 1917 a race riot broke out after members of the all-white Houston police department arrested a soldier in an all-Black army regiment for attempting to intervene in a Jim Crow confrontation between local police and a Black woman. When a higher ranking officer went to check on the the arrested soldier he was forced to flee while being shot at by local police. This occurred a few weeks after the East St. Louis Race Massacre of 1917. Members of the all Black regiment decided to arm themselves and go into Houston to take a stand. After a violent night that left almost two dozen people dead and injured, only the Black soldiers were penalized.
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Ross Smith, Bayeté, "Red Summers VR: Houston 1917 and Camp Logan" (2022). Red Summers VR. 7.