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Mar 30

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Ace: The Eugene Bullard Story

Ace: The Eugene Bullard Story

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

In 1909, a 12-year-old black child flees his hometown of Columbus, Ga.; joins a band of Gypsies; becomes a jockey; and works his way north as a vaudeville performer and prize fighter. In 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, a glorious career as the world’s first black fighter pilot, the Croix de Guerre and post-war success as a jazz club owner in Paris. Amazingly, Bullard’s story does not end there. At the dawn of World War II, he becomes a spy against the Nazis and eventually has to escape to the U.S. In spite of his celebrated military heroism, his friendships with European royalty and business successes, Bullard returns to a segregated America and takes a job as an elevator operator at Rockefeller Center. Ace: The Eugene Bullard Story is the sweeping adventure tale of a local kid who overcomes the odds to become one of the most astonishing figures of the 20th century.

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Apr 1

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Kaleidoscope

Kaleidoscope

Sat, Apr 1, 2017

This eagerly awaited annual showcase that demonstrates the breadth and depth of talent across the entire Schwob School of Music. The highlight of the season! For ticket information, see the display box earlier in this brochure, or contact the RiverCenter box office.

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2017 Diversity Forum

Thu, Mar 30, 2017

Columbus State University's Office of Diversity Programs and Services presents the 2017 Diversity Forum on Thursday, March 30.

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Ace: The Eugene Bullard Story

On multiple days

In 1909, a 12-year-old black child flees his hometown of Columbus, Ga.; joins a band of Gypsies; becomes a jockey; and works his way north as a vaudeville performer and prize fighter. In 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, a glorious career as the world’s first black fighter pilot, the Croix de Guerre and post-war success as a jazz club owner in Paris. Amazingly, Bullard’s story does not end there. At the dawn of World War II, he becomes a spy against the Nazis and eventually has to escape to the U.S. In spite of his celebrated military heroism, his friendships with European royalty and business successes, Bullard returns to a segregated America and takes a job as an elevator operator at Rockefeller Center. Ace: The Eugene Bullard Story is the sweeping adventure tale of a local kid who overcomes the odds to become one of the most astonishing figures of the 20th century.

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Ace: The Eugene Bullard Story

On multiple days

In 1909, a 12-year-old black child flees his hometown of Columbus, Ga.; joins a band of Gypsies; becomes a jockey; and works his way north as a vaudeville performer and prize fighter. In 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, a glorious career as the world’s first black fighter pilot, the Croix de Guerre and post-war success as a jazz club owner in Paris. Amazingly, Bullard’s story does not end there. At the dawn of World War II, he becomes a spy against the Nazis and eventually has to escape to the U.S. In spite of his celebrated military heroism, his friendships with European royalty and business successes, Bullard returns to a segregated America and takes a job as an elevator operator at Rockefeller Center. Ace: The Eugene Bullard Story is the sweeping adventure tale of a local kid who overcomes the odds to become one of the most astonishing figures of the 20th century.

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