Redline-Veterans Poster

Veterans of Washington-Escobedo Community Documentary

Project Overview

Nelson has received a small grant from Gorman & Company of $1,000.00. Also support from Mesa Council member Christopher Glover. Nelson is seeking your financial support. The budget for the project is $30,000.00; the funds will be used for the production cost. i.e. producer, writer, director of photography, lighting design, sound design, editor, photo copies, camera rental, historical  WWI & WWII stock photos and film footage. etc. Any amount would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support!

Gospel Radio Man

There’s a message in every song we play.

Ninety two year old Larkins is the oldest living active African American DJ announcer in the USA, and still going strong. For forty-five years Bro Fred Larkins Slow Train Radio Gospel Musical Review has made an indelible impact on the Black community in the Greater Phoenix Area, Los Angeles, and in the state of Arizona. His radio gospel music review show has provided inspiration during difficult times; as well as a format for African American business owners to advertise, network and inform the community about current political and social events. 

North Town

North Town

North Town explores the once segregated black community in Mesa, Arizona from in the early 1900’s to the 1980’s. North Town has become known as Washington-Escobedo Park Neighborhood. Mesa, Arizona is the home of the Mesa Mormon Temple, Chicago Cubs Spring Training Camp, thriving Citrus Groves, and at one time Mesa was part Cotton capital of Arizona.