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Flying High Above Paris Skies

The Life of Eugene Bullard


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Flying High Above Paris Skies by Obiora N Anekwe
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Flying High Above Paris Skies: The Life of Eugene Bullard chronicles the colorful and diverse life story of Eugene Bullard (18951961), the first black military pilot. Born in Columbus, Georgia, Bullard persevered and succeeded in various careers in spite of the racial discrimination he faced. This childrens book is an extension of a reading series about African American men and women from Columbus, Georgia, who achieved extraordinary accomplishments in their respective fields. As illustrator and writer of this childrens book, Dr. Obiora N. Anekwe integrates pictures and poetic words to tell the story of Eugene Bullards life story. His book is appropriate for children of all ages who are interested in learning about creative and innovative black Americans who achieved success during trying times.

Author Biography

Obiora N. Anekwe is a writer, visual artist, bioethicist, counselor, and teacher. He was born in Tuskegee Institute, Alabama on the campus of Tuskegee Institute (now Tuskegee University) at the John A. Andrew Memorial Hospital. Dr. Anekwe was reared in Lagos, Nigeria and Colum-bus, Georgia. He is a graduate of Clark Atlanta University (B.A., mass media arts with honors), Tuskegee University (M.Ed., counseling and student development with honors), Auburn University (Ed.D., educational leadership with honors), Columbia University in the City of New York (M.S., bioethics with high honors and distinction), and Pace University (M.S.T., special education with honors). In 2009, he received a certificate through an Intensive Bioethics Course at Georgetown University, Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Washington, D.C. Dr. Anekwe is a 2016 graduate of the New York City Teaching Fellows Program in special education. He is a member of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, the New York Academy of Sciences, and the American Chemical Society. In recognition of his research excellence in bioethics, the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM) elected Dr. Anekwe as a Senior Associate of the prestigious British scientific organization in 2017. He has authored numerous books, academic/news articles, and blogs in education, bioethics, and the arts. Before living in New York, he served as an academic administrator in higher education at Tuskegee University. Currently, Dr. Anekwe is a public school special education teacher and adjunct college professor who resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife, Rev. Alexis Y. Anekwe, and their son, Amari O. Anekwe.
Release date NZ
May 24th, 2018
Illustrations, color
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