Novel celebrates Buffalo Soldiers’ historic rescue of the 7th cavalry
August 2, 2012 (San Diego’s East County) – Camp Lockett in Campo, a now-sleepy border town in San Diego’s East County, was the last home of the Buffalo Soldiers. Best known as the all-black cavalry brigade that fought valiantly in the Civil War, the 9th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers were also lauded for their rescue of 7th Cavalry soldiers from hostile Indians. The novel Rescue at Pine Ridge, by Erich Hicks, culminates in this rescue, also shining light on the heart-wrenching and often brutal resettlement of Native American tribes 14 years after the massacre at Little Big Horn.
Hicks has completed a screenplay for a film trilogy based on the book, garnering support from acclaimed actor/director Bill Duke. Tonight at 7 p.m., a stage reading will be held at the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum, 4130 Overland Avenue in Culver City. The event is open to the public; RSVP at (818)760-9948.
Actors in the production Table Read are:
Starring: Keith David in the role of Sergeant George Jordan / Medal of Honor recipient & Certificate of Merit.
Starring: Richard Gant in the role of Sergeant Thomas Shaw / Medal of Honor recipient.
Starring: Brent Jennings in the role of William Othello Wilson / Medal of Honor recipient.