Portrayal of the life of Sgt. Tyrrell D. Biggs during Buffalo Soldier event at San Jacinto College
Jeannie Peng-Armao -- February 15, 2013
PASADENA, Texas – James Reed Faulkner stopped by San Jacinto College this week to perform an excerpt from his one-man play as Sgt. Tyrrell D. Biggs, a Buffalo Soldier from 1877 who went from a slave in Louisiana to a cavalry officer in the 10th Cavalry.
Faulkner can be seen portraying the Sgt. Biggs each Saturday at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston. His performance at San Jacinto College was part of a Buffalo Soldier presentation hosted by the College in observance of Black History Month. Other related events taking place in the coming weeks include a spoken word performance, movie night, a performance by Jabali Afrika, an African American Read-In, and a health fair.
For a complete list of Black History Month events, visit http://www.sanjac.edu/node/9242.
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Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. The Achieving the Dream Leader College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of 30,000 students in more than 200 degree and certificate options, including university transfer and career preparation. Students also benefit from the College’s job training programs, renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $630 million each year to the Texas workforce. San Jacinto College. Your Goals. Your College.
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