Retired South Suburban College History Professor Art T. Burton to Shine Light on the Life of Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves

South Holland, IL–Renowned retired South Suburban College (SSC) history professor, Art T. Burton, is slated to appear on “CBS Sunday Morning” on November 5, 2023. During this segment, Burton will explore the life and legacy of Deputy U.S. Marshal Bass Reeves, a subject in which he is widely regarded as the foremost authority and biographer. Burton’s commentary will provide fresh insights into Reeves’ law enforcement career and historical significance.

As an alumnus of Governors State University, Burton has devoted more than three decades to rigorous historical research, elevating the stature of Reeves and consolidating his position as the foremost expert on the subject. Burton’s influence extends with his participation in the highly anticipated series “Lawmen: Bass Reeves,” created by visionary Taylor Sheridan, known for the popular Western show “Yellowstone.” Starring the acclaimed David Oyelowo, this series is set to premiere on November 5, 2023, at 7 p.m. (CT) on Paramount. CBS’s acknowledgment of Burton’s expertise underscores his profound grasp of Bass Reeves’ life and era. In February 2022, CBS-Tulsa, in collaboration with news anchor Craig Day, featured Burton in a news segment dedicated to Bass Reeves’ legacy.

For more information on Art T. Burton and his research on African-Americans in the Wild West, please reach out via email at or visit the official website at For further details about South Suburban College (SSC), please visit the official website at The Main Campus is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois, with its Oak Forest Center extension situated at 16333 South Kilbourn Avenue, Oak Forest, Illinois.

A photo of retired South Suburban College History Professor, Art T. Burton.

PHOTO: Retired South Suburban College History Professor, Art T. Burton.