College & Community Relations

Black History Month features dramatic portrayal of Angus Augustus Burleigh: escaped slave, Union soldier, educator

Submitted on: 02-08-2012

To commemorate Black History Month and the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Aims Community College is hosting a presentation by Hasan Davis, who will portray Angus Augustus Burleigh. Burleigh escaped from slavery in 1864 and joined the Union Army’s United States Colored Troops. He went on to become an educator and a minister, rising to the position of Chaplain of the General Assembly of Illinois near the turn of the century.

Davis will present his interpretation of Burleigh on Feb. 10 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Ed Beaty Hall Theater on the Greeley campus. Davis, a youth advocate, holds a law degree and is Vice Chair of the Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice. As owner of Empowerment Solutions, a business focused on youth development, Davis seeks to motivate students and encourage his audiences to read and understand more about shared history and diverse culture.

This presentation is sponsored by the Aims Human2Human Project, which is a college-wide program aiming to make a positive impact on the community by providing learning opportunities through the presentation of different perspectives.

All Human2Human events are free and open to the public and take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. in Ed Beaty Hall Theater. The next Human2Human program is “Left vs. Right: Politics and Diversity” on March 2.

The views presented at these programs do not necessarily represent those of Aims Community College or the Associated Students of Aims.

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