Redline Veterans of Washington-Escobedo

Redline-Veterans Poster

Logline

These men fought racism and discrimination in America, racism and discrimination in the arm services and the enemy combatants during the three wars and yet they fought bravely, heroically, unselfishly and some made the ultimately sacrifice to ensure a better America for all Americans. This is a fraction of their story. 

Synopsis

This is the story of the once small segregated Black community Washington Park; today it is known as Washington-Escobedo Community, a heritage neighborhood. It is a one square mile radius that spawned an impressive list of decorated, unsung underrepresented heroic veterans of color from three American wars. —The American Civil War, WWI and WWII.  These men fought three overwhelming battles; racism and discrimination in America, racism and discrimination in the arm services and the enemy combatants during the three wars; yet they fought bravely, heroically, unselfishly and some made the ultimately sacrifice to ensure a better America for all Americans.  This is a fraction of their story.