January 30, 2012
Hasan Davis as Angus Augustus Burleigh

Chautauqua Portrayal of Ex-Slave and Civil War Soldier Comes to FRCC Campus in Longmont

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Hasan Davis as AA Burleigh

The character of a 19th century ex-slave and Civil War soldier will be on display in a Chautauqua-style presentation at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 9 at the Front Range Community College campus in Longmont.

Hasan Davis, a Kentucky poet, scholar, storyteller, and youth advocate, will portray Angus Augustus Burleigh, the ex-slave and soldier who went on to become an acclaimed educator and minister.

Davis’s presentation will take place in the Community Room of the Boulder County Campus, 2121 Miller Drive, Longmont. Admission is free. Seating is limited, and FRCC students will be given priority for seating.

This “living history” presentation is part of the Colorado Humanities’ Black History Live Tour.

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Hasan Davis

The Colorado Humanities’ description of the tour states, “Davis draws on his multiple talents to present African-American characters from the past in ways that encourage audiences to read and understand more about our shared history and diverse culture. In the question-and-answer period following his portrayal, Davis speaks from personal experience to motivate students to reach for higher education and personal achievement.”

Davis, who went from a GED to Army veteran to law school graduate, serves on the Federal Juvenile Justice Advisory Committee. He is the owner of Empowerment Solutions, which focuses on youth development.

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education serving more than 151,000 students annually. CCCS oversees career and academic programs in the 13 community colleges in Colorado and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and seven other post-secondary institutions.

About the author:

John Feeley is director of public relations at Front Range Community College. He’s a somewhat-frequent bicycle commuter, a certified soccer referee, and a newspaper editor whose subscription ran out.

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