On February 1 and February 19, 2006 KHOU-TV, Houston's CBS affiliate, broadcast its production of "Mutiny on the Bayou: The Camp Logan Story." This documentary is the brainchild of Houston filmmaker and KHOU production manager John L. Smith. Well-known Houston TV anchor and journalist Jerome Gray served as moderator and narrator.
This award winning documentary tells the story of the Houston Race Riot of 1917, otherwise known as the Camp Logan Mutiny. Still controversial, the incident sparked the advent of martial law in Houston and resulted in the largest military courts martial in United States history. 118 Buffalo Soldiers were indicted and 110 found guilty; of these 19 were hanged. They are buried at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio. Many of the rest received life sentences.
Dr. McGhee served as a historical consultant for this project and is featured prominently in the documentary. On February 20, 2006 the City of Houston sponsored a viewing and discussion of the documentary at the Brown auditorium of Houston's Museum of Fine Arts. Dr. McGhee participated in the forum as a Q&A discussant.
There is a wide variety of information available on the web about this incident. The following links, certainly only a small cross-section of the information available, is offered as a beginning public education resource.