The Important History of the Buffalo Soldiers

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What were the Buffalo Soldiers? Why were they called "Buffalo Soldiers"? What was their role in fighting for America? Why haven't we heard of them? This episode will answer all of your questions about these brave Black soldiers! You will learn who the Buffalo Soldiers were and how they fought in the wars of western expansion. Yet they faced racism, racial violence, and numerous difficulties on their way to becoming feared and respected western legends. The Espresso Talk Today team interviews a docent from the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum--and a direct descendant of a Buffalo Soldier!--who will also teach us about the contributions of African American soldiers in every major American war. Grab an espresso and be prepared to be surprised and enlightened by a true historian, soldier, and storyteller, respectfully known as Trooper Charles Williams.

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