Evelyn Johnson doesn’t need a movie to appreciate those pioneers.
Her husband Raymond was a Tuskegee Airman, drafted out of ROTC at Howard University.
“He liked flying, but he could not fly here. As a matter of fact, the Tuskegee Airmen when they came back home, couldn’t get jobs flying. They couldn’t even fly freight,” according to Johnson.
Raymond Johnson became a lawyer after the war, fought for civil rights in LA and raised a family with Evelyn.
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His time with the Airmen became a distant memory.
“It wasn’t a great big thing back, when in the 40s and 50s,” according to Johnson. “Because when they came back home no one paid too much attention to it.”
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