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.