Kevin Willmott & Trai Byers Interview from “The 24th” Film

August 19, 2020

Interview with Kevin Willmott & Trai Byers the Director Screenwriters and Star of the film – The 24th available in limited theaters, VOD and digital Aug 21th – Kevin Willmott is an award-winning writer and filmmaker, as well as a renown historian and professor of film at the University of Kansas, known for his work relating to African-American history and issues. Kevin won the 2019 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay for his work on BLACKKKLANSMAN. Trai Byers is an actor, writer and producer. He co-wrote, produced and stars in the upcoming feature THE 24TH, directed by Oscar winning Kevin Willmott (BLACKKKLANSMAN, DA FIVE BLOODS). 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. Tags #The24th #KevinWillmott #TraiByers * SUBSCRIBE: * Be sure to visit us at our website – Any and all Feedback is greatly appreciated!

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