"Wings of Courage" Play Screening
Performed by Mad River Theater Works with special guest speaker Dr. Robert F. Jefferson, Jr.
Monday, October 18, 2021 | 7:30 p.m.
Wings of Courage is an original play from Mad River Theater Works with music telling the remarkable story of the first African American to fly a plane in combat. Set in the early 20th century in the years leading up to World War I, this one-act drama explores the unbelievable life of Eugene Bullard, a professional boxer, World War I flying ace, jazz musician, and spy. The color of Bullard’s skin prevented him from taking his place alongside other American heroes of his day, but that did not stop him. The play shows how Bullard’s determination and perseverance helped him overcome discrimination throughout his life. It is an uplifting tale of vision and hope. Dr. Robert F. Jefferson Jr. is an authority on African American history and will follow Wings of Courage with a presentation on the African American military experience.
Wings of Courage is also available for viewing via paid stream from Tuesday, October 19, through Friday, November 19.