Senior Learning Network: Buffalo Soldiers: An American Legend on the Western Frontier

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Date(s) - August 22, 2019
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Barnstable Senior Center

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Tue. Aug. 22 1:30-2:30 p.m. RSVP

Explore the legend and reality of service among the Buffalo Soldiers. Formed at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in 1866, they were dubbed “Buffalo Soldiers” because of the resemblance of their hair to bison fur and their tenacity. The troopers and their commanders served with distinction in the face of racism and discrimination, even as they became part of the mythology of the West
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