BROOKLYN IN JULY is the story of Frank Walker, an African-American WWII veteran working as a chauffeur. He struggles to keep his emotions in check as he strives for freedom and equality in a slowly evolving world. He is a man scarred by a past that is lurking skin deep.
It is the summer of 1945. The War is all but won. The U.S. is riding a wave of triumph even as the undertow of unresolved issues roils beneath. Frank, like so many other African-Americans of the time, is drawn to New York by the promise of better life only to be confronted by the same realities, fear, and hatred he hoped he had left behind. ?