Based on the true life story of Eugene Bullard, "Black Jacques" tells the story of the first black "Top Gun" pilot. The life of this extraordinary man is unequaled, and we are proud to be the ones to tell his story.
Born Eugene Jacques Bullard on October 9, 1894 in Columbus, Georgia, Eugene was the seventh of ten children. The son of slaves brought to America from Haiti, Eugene learned French and was determined to live a free man, in France where he was told that 'Blacks is equal to Whites'.
From the boxing ring to the battlefields of Verdun, Eugene Bullard fought his way throught the obstacles of racism, earning the nickname of "The Black Swallow" and returned to American as an invisible hero, once again facing the racism that scarred his history.
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