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VIDEO: Camp Logan Remembered

Exhibition tells the story of Memorial Park’s previous life as WWI camp.


In 1917, Camp Logan was established in the area currently known as Memorial Park. And while the training facility prepared thousands of soldiers for battle in World War I, it may be best known for the “Camp Logan Riot” that led to the execution of nineteen African American soldiers.

Through November 15, The Heritage Society is telling the story of Camp Logan by hosting an exhibition called “Answering The Call to Serve.”

This story originally aired on PBS NewsHour Weekend on Sunday, October 26. PBS NewsHour Weekend airs Saturdays and Sundays at 6 p.m. on TV 8.

Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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