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Eugene Jaques Bullard
Photo Courtesy of Warrick L. Barrett

AFRO-American Almanac

Your Internet Resource for African-American History
You will find a nice introduction to the career of Eugene Bullard
on this site of the AFRO-American Almanac.
You can visit the site by clicking on:
Eugene Bullard
While on the site, you might want to browse some of the other resources.

You will find a nice little biography of Eugene Bullard
on this Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum site.
You can visit that reference by clicking on:
Eugene Jaques Bullard


Black Eagles
Flying Free
African Americans in Aviation
by Jim Hastings

"African-American folklore is rich in stories and songs about people flying. But in the early days of American aviation, racism forced blacks to go to Europe to earn their wings. Such pioneers included Eugene Bullard, who joind the French Foreign Legion in 1914 and was awarded the highest honor given by the French military. In 1921 in France, daredevil Bessie Coleman was the first black American woman licensed as a pilot."
Selection from flyleaf
America's First Black Aviators
by Philip S. Hart

"...One group of aviators wasn't so well received during the ealry days of aviation. Black Americans who flew airplanes, and those who wanted to learn, faced segregation and racial discrimination. Many airports were off-limits to black pilots. And neither the United States military nor private aviation schools would train blacks to fly.
In Flying Free, you'll learn how black pilots of the 1920s and 1930s overcame obstacles. Black aviators started their own flight schools, put on air shows, flew cross-country, and persuaded the military to train black soldiers for aviation combat."
Selection from flyleaf

African-American Aviators

Image courtesy of Richard W. Jackson


You will find a brief summary of Eugene Bullard's life and career
along with several links, on this unique website.
In addition, you will find several pictures of his grave markers
including the portrait at the top of this page,
as kindly provided by Warrick L. Barrett.
To visit this interesting site, just click on:
Eugene Bullard
Be sure to visit the homepage of this site
and take advantage of its many features.
To access the homepage, just click on:
Find A Grave

Editor's Note:
You will find some 290 other fine references to Bullard on the net
by using the search engines. I prefer Google, but most will help.
If you have any more information on this Early Bird,
please contact me.
E-mail to Ralph Cooper

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