You Are Invited To Hear and Meet

ART BURTON

History Department
South Suburban College
15800 South State Street
South Holland, Illinois 60473

Telephone: (708) 596-2000 ext. 2276


Author of

BLACK, RED AND DEADLY: BLACK AND INDIAN GUNFIGHTERS OF THE INDIAN TERRITORY, 1870-1907

and

BLACK BUCKSKIN AND BLUE: AFRICAN AMERICAN SCOUTS AND SOLDIERS ON THE WESTERN FRONTIER



LECTURES PRESENTED:

LECTURE TOPICS:


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

ART BURTON is currently writing an exciting second book, speaking throughout the country, and preparing to begin a national tour of lectures and book signings.

Burton has a distinguished career in education and the arts. He received bachelor and masters degrees in cultural and ethnic studies at Governors State University (GSU), where he served as student assistant dean. Additionally, he was selected as a recipient of "Who's Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities," and traveled to Brazil with GSU's award-winning Jazz Band as their percussionist.

A member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM) since 1973, Burton has shared musical experiences with Dizzy Gillespie, Muhal Richard Abrams, Chico Freeman, Amina Claudine Myers, Lester Bowie, Henry Threadgill, and Elvin Jones. In 1996, Art played percussion on saxophonist Vandy Harris' recording PURE FIRE. In 1998, he played percussion on a critically received recording by noted Chicago saxophonist Ari Brown titled VENUS for the Delmark label. Burton is currently the Corresponding Secretary of the AACM. He has played the bongo and congo drums professionally for over 30 years.

Burton was Recruitment and Admissions Counselor at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and Coordinator of Minority Affairs and Admissions Counselor at Illinois Benedictine College. He taught ethnic and cultural studies at Prairie State College, South Suburban College, and Governors State University. Burton spent ten years at Loyola University as Assistant Dean of Students and Director of African American Student Affairs. Currently Art is the Director of Student Development/Minority Affairs at Columbia College in Chicago. He is a recipient of the "Living Black History " Award. In 1983 and 1990 he was selected as an "Outstanding Young Man of America" in recognition of professional achievement, superior leadership ability, and service to the community. As author of Black, Red and Deadly, he has been interviewed by radio and television hosts and was featured in the November 1994 issue of Emerge magazine. His book is being considered for a feature film on African-Americans in the West. Initiated by Burton, the major character in the book, Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall, was inducted into the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City.



Burton's new book, BLACK, BUCKSKIN AND BLUE published by Eakin Press, Austin, Texas, summer 1999, is a continuation of Burton's interest in African Americans on the western frontier during the 19th century. Burton is a board member of Oklahombres, an association for the preservation and research of lawmen and outlaw history of the Indian Territory. In 1993, Governor David Walters of Oklahoma made Burton a Territorial Marshal, an honorary position, for the great state of Oklahoma.


WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT THE BOOK AND LECTURES

"Thank you for telling those stories to us. They are an important part of United States history."

"Burton's true tales about Black men of iron resolve such as U.S. Deputy Marshal Bass Reeves are a breakthrough for minority groups who often feel left out of the dominant American myth of the cowboy. Burton might have focused on Reeves alone, but his wider view includes many more Indian and Black gunfighters, lawmen, outlaws...."
"Thanks greatly for being here and for your excellent presentation."
"This is an account of the exploits of black and Indian outlaws and lawmen after the Civil War in the Indian Territory bounded by Arkansas, Kansas, and Texas."
"Those who attended (your lecture) really loved hearing about your research and stories of the Wild West. Your accomplishments are very impressive!"
"The book... is a highly detailed look at the subject of Black gunfighters that is made entertaining by the liberal quoting of newspaper accounts from the period."

"Art T. Burton's homage to the Black lawmen and outlaws who populated the old West..."

"A new take on the old West... The book tells the real-life stories of black lawmen and outlaws in the Wild West."



BURTON'S RADIO & TV APPEARANCES INCLUDE:


OTHER LECTURES & RESIDENCIES PRESENTED:


Black, Red and Deadly is currently available in hardcover and paperback for "stock" or "book signings."

For more information, contact:

ART T. BURTON
History Department
South Suburban College
15800 South State Street
South Holland, Illinois 60473

Telephone: (708) 596-2000 ext. 2276

DESCRIPTION AND HOW TO ORDER ART T. BURTON'S BOOK, BLACK, RED AND DEADLY.


Read Art Burton's articles posted on the following web pages:

PEOPLE OF COLOR ON AMERICA'S WESTERN FRONTIER

NATIVE AMERICANS


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