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ACE: The Eugene Bullard Story | Play Reading

May 6, 2017 at 12:00 pm2:00 pm

Roslindale Library 4246 Washington Street Roslindale, MA 02131 United States

ACE: The Eugene Bullard Story is the breathtaking adventure tale of a local kid who overcomes the odds to become one of the most astonishing figures of the 20th century. A 12-year-old black child flees his hometown of Columbus in 1909, joins a band of Gypsies, becomes a jockey and works his way north as a vaudeville performer and prize fighter. Upon reaching New York, Eugene Bullard hops a freighter to Europe and starts earning a living in the boxing ring just as World War I breaks out. What follows is the stuff of legend: The French Foreign Legion, heroism at the Battle of Verdun and a glorious career as the worlds first black fighter pilot in the famous Lafayette Escadrille.

This is a one-time only reading of this amazing play at the Roslindale Library. Discover the journey of Eugene Bullard along with the cast of Office of War Information’s reading workshop.




Boston Center for the Arts