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Historic Victory Grill and the Holmes Family

Johnny Holmes opened the doors of the Victory Grill in 1945, the first customers being Black servicemen from Fort Hood who were not allowed in the USO or other segregated Austin clubs. This portrayal of the people behind one of Austin's original spots offers a taste of authentic Blues and Jazz and down-home hospitality.

Johnny Holmes

Director - Carlyn Hudson

Director - Creston Whittington

Director - Benjamin Lyon

Director - Hannah Kitziger