Buffalo Soldier Lecture by Jerry Petty
Join for a free public lecture and learn the history of the Buffalo soldiers. These black soldiers helped protect the nation’s westward expansion by building roads and participating in significant military actions, such as the Red River War (1874-1875) and the Battle of San Juan Hill during the Spanish American War (1898). The brave men also served among the first national park rangers. Black soldiers used military service as a strategy to obtain equal rights as citizens. Paradoxically, they sought to achieve this by engaging in government-led wars meant to overtake the Southwest and Great Plains from Native Americans.
Owen Chapel AME
423 Delaware Street
Alamogordo, NM 88310