I am a storyteller who provides people a true window into history. History lives now, and I aim to share it proudly.
To inspire people of all backgrounds to appreciate the value and power of history. By putting them in the shoes of those who walked in the past, we can better understand the journeys of those who came before us, and the path that lies ahead.
Able to bridge the past and the present in vivid fashion, James has helped tell Florida's history to countless visitors over the course of multiple decades. Through re-enactment, public speaking, teaching, advocacy, and research, James enables others to better understand history and their unique connection to it. Often telling stories buried in time, he challenges his listeners to re-examine history as they know it, so they may better appreciate the realities others faced, the struggles they overcame, and the inspiring lessons they would share today. As a one-of-a-kind reservoir of Florida history, James passionately combines performance with historical expertise, to provide people of all backgrounds with an unforgettable window into our past.
More about James:
James is an A.S.C.A.P writer and publisher, playwright, actor, storyteller, and tour guide. He has appeared in the film Journey: 450 Years of the African-American Experience and was featured in the PBS The Secrets of the Dead series about St. Augustine. He has been on stage in Of Mice and Men, To Kill a Mockingbird, A Raisin in the Sun, and Omnium Gatherum. Historical performances include Fort Mose Historic State Park, De Leon Springs State Park, Bulow State Park, Fort King in Ocala, the Excelsior Museum (now the Lincolnville Museum & Cultural Center), the Florida Agricultural Museum in Palm Coast, and other locations. Most recently, James co-developed, and starred in, the Ximenez-Fatio House Museum's newly launched exhibit “I Lived Here, As Well,” highlighting African Americans who may have spent their entire lives in the 1800s boarding house, yet never used the front door.
Bullock is the recipient of the 2006 Interpretive Guide Award from the Castillo de San Marcos, U.S. Park Service. James is also the author of the play Freedom Road, a speaker for the U.S. Army Reserve and Florida National Guard, and has led tours and presentations at Fort Mose for various Florida schools and St. Louis Urban League. Bullock is also a re-enactor in the Flight to Freedom Program, National Park Service.