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Trai Byers Unearths a 103-Year-Old Story in His New Film ‘The 24th’

Trai Byers Unearths a 103-Year-Old Story in His New Film ‘The 24th’

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BGN interviews Trai Byers who plays Officer William Boston in the film The 24th.

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 24th is available on virtual cinema, VOD, and digital August 21st.

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