September 10, 2007
ASU’s Cowboy Mike releases newest book
Augusta, Ga. – The rich history of the Buffalo Soldiers, African-Americans who served in the U.S. Army post-Civil War, has been compiled into an anthology co-edited by Augusta State University’s own resident cowboy, Michael Searles, assistant professor of history.
Mr. Searles, affectionately known as Cowboy Mike, will discuss the book, Buffalo Soldiers in the West: A Black Soldiers Anthology, at a book signing on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 1-2:30 p.m. in 170 University Hall. Following the presentation will be a question and answer session.
Cowboy Mike, an authority on Buffalo Soldiers and the black western experience, has conducted presentations at numerous elementary schools and universities across the nation. He also contributed a chapter on Addison Jones in the book, Black Cowboys of Texas. Professor Searles received his bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University and master’s degree from Howard University. He is working on a doctoral degree from The Union Institute.
For more information, call ASU’s Office of Public Relations and Publications at 706-737-1444.