Historic Markers Across Georgia



Eugene J. Bullard - 1895-1961 (Side 1)



Marker ID: HCC 
Location: intersection of Talbotton Road and Midland Street, Columbus, GA
County: Muscogee
Coordinates: N 32° 29.126    W 084° 58.662
  32.48543333    -84.9777
Style: Free Standing **
Waymark: WM4THX
Eugene J. Bullard - 1895-1961  (Side 1) Marker
Photo by CrippledBlindSquirrel



Text:

Bullard grew up in a small shotgun style house near this site. His father, William, was a laborer for the W. C. Bradley Company. Eugene completed the fifth grade at the 28th Street School. Shaken by the death of his mother, Josephine, and the near lynching of his father, Bullard left Columbus as a young teenager. In 1912, he stowed-away on a merchant ship out of Norfolk, Virginia. He spent the next 28 years of his life in Europe.

Erected by the Historic Columbus Foundation and Historic Chattahoochee Commission - 2007



 
Notes:

Two sided marker - World's First Black Combat Aviator

 

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