Being Gene Bullard
ANNETTE TELLS TALES A Black American Teen Exits Jim Crow Georgia for an Alternate Universe in Which He Can Be Himself. And What a Self.
Dave Garroway (L) and Eugene Bullard (R) on The Today Show, 1959. Photo: US Air Force.
NBC TV, December 22, 1959: Today Show host Dave Garroway could hardly believe his luck. Here was a great story, and it had been right under his nose in the form of the little man who operated one of the elevators he took each day to work at NBC in New York. Show produ…