Date(s): 03/22/2018 Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Michelle London-Marable talks about the Buffalo Soldiers in the Arizona Territory
“Buffalo Soldiers” is the collective nickname given to the first African-American members of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Buffalo Soldiers, originally the 9th 10th, 24th, and 25th U.S. Military regiments, were common figures around the U.S./Mexico border after the Civil War and during the turn of the century.
The Official Arizona Centennial Legacy Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory – Ladies and Gentlemen of the Regiment, based in Mesa, Arizona, was organized by Cmdr. Fred Marable and Deputy Cmdr. Michelle London-Marable “to acknowledge the heroic stand” … of the “Buffalo Soldiers, 9th and 10th Cavalry and 24th and 25th Infantry, Year: 1866 – 1902.” Inducted into The Arizona Veterans Hall of Fame, the organization has participated in 315 events and functions since 2007.
According to the group’s website, the Buffalo Soldiers “stood for Courage, Sacrifice, Bravery, Loyalty and Devotion to Duty.”
The lecture begins at 2:00. Bring your lawn chairs, as seating for this event fills up fast. While you are waiting for the lecture to begin, you can buy a delicious hot dog or tamale from Pat the Hot Dog Lady. Coffee and cookies will be available for purchase with all proceeds going to the museum for continuing education programs.
- Don’t forget a hat and sunscreen.
- Please, no smoking on the property.
- Please put your cell phone on vibrate during the lecture or turn it off.
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Don’t forget to buy some tickets for this season’s special fundraising raffle of a 1/4oz gold nugget. Tickets are on sale for $1.00 each, or six for $5.00. The drawing will be held on March 29th, at the conclusion of Dan Ware’s lecture. You need not be present to win.
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