To the delight of all of our history buffs (and we have quite a few here), we had some very interesting visitors recently who gave a wonderful presentation about America’s Buffalo Soldiers. The Buffalo Soldiers were African-American soldiers who served mainly on the Western frontier following the Civil War. In 1866, six all-black cavalry and infantry regiments were created after Congress passed the Army Organization Act. These men were the first African-American soldiers to serve during peacetime.
The group who visited us belongs to a Kansas City chapter called The Buffalo Soldiers 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association. They work to spread the news about this often overlooked group of brave soldiers and the part they played in American history.
The presenters, all dressed in period costumes, told of the soldiers’ lives using engaging and historically accurate monologues, skits, and stories.
The Residents thoroughly enjoyed the presentation, as well as visiting with our guests who graciously stayed to talk afterwards. For more information about the Buffalo Soldiers, go to their website at www.BuffaloSoldiersKC.org
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