Discover: Creativity and determination can outpace discrimination and ignorance * You have the power to make your life
Wings of Courage is a play based on the life of Eugene Bullard, the first African-American combat pilot and adventurer. Bullard’s story would be unbelievable if it were not all true: he traveled with a minstrel show, was a professional boxer, a World War I flying ace, a jazz musician, and a spy. He flew against the famous “Red Baron,” and when the color of Bullard’s skin prevented him from taking his place with other American war heroes, he went on to fame as a Paris bandleader.
Pack for: A tale of vision and hope that deserves to be known by every American.
Storytelling, music, and drama. Examples of determination and perseverance
Core Audience: Grades 3 and up
Curriculum Connections: Theatre, Music, Communication, Social Studies (United States History, World History, World War I, African American History)