Wartime Service and Social (In)Justice: The 1917 Camp Logan Race Riot

Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 1:00pm

Friench Simpson Memorial Library
705 E. 4th Street
Hallettsville  Texas  77964

A number of notorious race riots broke out across the United States during and after World War I. The causes were varied and complex, but included shortages in labor and housing, worker unrest, segregationist policies, and other forms of blatant racism. With service in the war increasing black men and women's resistance to discrimination, a number of notorious incidents resulted, one of the closest in Texas being the Camp Logan Riot of Houston. Dr. Beverly Tomek will examine the incident, its causes, and its consequences.

The free talk will take place at 1:00 PM at the Friench Simpson Memorial Library in Hallettsville. It is part of a larger, ongoing series of lectures on the First World War. Details of this lecture series can be viewed here.

Friench Simpson Memorial Library, 705 E. 4th Street, Hallettsville, TX 77964. Phone: (361) 798-3243. www.hallettsvillelibrary.org


Tues & Thurs: 8:30-5:30

Wed & Fri: 11:30-5:30

Saturday: 9:00 - noon

Sun & Mon: Closed