The Amarillo United Citizens Forum Annual Black History Banquet featured James Reed Faulkner, a historical re-enactor, portrayed Trooper Tyrrell Briggs, a former slave who becomes a Buffalo Soldier.
Faulkner’s performance is an excerpt from his one-man theatrical play “LEGACY: The Buffalo Soldiers Story.” In it, he recounts the life of a Buffalo Soldier through the eyes of a man named Tyrrell Biggs, a former slave who became a soldier in the late 1860s after the American Civil War.
James Faulkner is a Buffalo Soldiers National Museum volunteer. For information, visit www.buffalosoldiersmuseum.com.
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