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Buffalo Soldiers added to African American History Month celebration

APSUs African American History Month celebration continues with a newly added exhibit and presentation.

Sidney Brown, president of the Elester Garner Chapter of the Triple Nickel Buffalo Soldiers, will give a presentation on the chapters history at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 10, in Woodward Library, APSU.

In addition, the exhibit, Buffalo Soldiers, Then and Now, will be on display through Feb. 10 in the library.
APSU's African American History Month celebration continues with a newly added exhibit and presentation.

Sidney Brown, president of the Elester Garner Chapter of the Triple Nickel Buffalo Soldiers, will give a presentation on the chapter's history at 10 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 10, in Woodward Library, APSU.

In addition, the exhibit, “Buffalo Soldiers, Then and Now,” will be on display through Feb. 10 in the library.

The Buffalo Soldiers—comprised of former slaves, freemen and black Civil War soldiers—were Army regiments charged with patrolling the American West for the U.S. Army after the Civil War. During the Indian Wars era, approximately 20 percent of the U.S. Cavalry troopers were African American, and they fought more than 177 engagements.

The all-black regiments continued to serve and be known as Buffalo Soldiers until the U.S. armed forces were integrated in 1952.

For more information, telephone Michael A. Powell, circulation coordinator at APSU's Woodward Library, at (931) 221-1267.
—Rebecca Mackey