History Brown Bag Series
The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission hosts a History Brown Bag Series. These events are designed to provide the Greeley community more information on local, regional, national and worldwide history. The series will continue to be presented as an online Zoom webinar until further notice.
Black Pilot Participation in World War I
May 27, 2021 - Noon to 1 p.m.
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In celebration of Historic Preservation Month this May, Greeley’s Historic Preservation Commission will sponsor a special History Brown Bag Series featuring George Junne, Ph.D., a University of Northern Colorado (UNC) Professor and Coordinator of Africana Studies.
This presentation will highlight the involvement of early WWI airmen and their accomplishments. Of the few fighter pilots identified as “Black,” one of them was an American pilot named Eugene Jacques Bullard. A boxer and entertainer, he flew with his pet monkey named George. At a time when anti-Black racism ran high in America, Bullard had “All Blood Runs Red” painted on the side of his aircraft.