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True story of the all-black Twenty-Fourth United States Infantry Regiment, and the Houston Riot of 1917, which was a mutiny by 156 African American soldiers seeking retribution for the brutal violence and abuse at the hands of Houston police officers. The two-hour riot led to the largest murder trial in history.
Following the attacks on Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt issues Executive Order 9066, authorizing the military to place Japanese-Americans in internment camps. After defying orders to report to the camps, a 23-year-old natural born citizen is arrested in San Francisco but his case is discovered by two intrepid ACLU lawyers who fight it all the way up to the Supreme Court, challenging the Constitutionality of the order in what would become one of the most notorious Supreme Court cases in U.S. History.
Written by Dave Gibbons, the co-creator of Watchmen and Kingsman, the story transplants Mods and Rockers from ’60s London into a retro-futuristic England, where two childhood friends have dreamed of becoming members of the Originals — the toughest, most stylish gang in the country. But once they’re finally initiated, they find out being an Original isn’t all fun and games.