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Buffalo Soldier History Talk with Aniko Kannan-Millan

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Friday, February 10, 2023,
4pm - 5:30pm

MAH Garden Room
705 Front Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Included with MAH admission / FREE for MAH Members

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Join us as we learn about the African American Buffalo Soldiers, the original Park Rangers!

A closer look into these esteemed and historic regiments of Black Soldiers.
Formed in 1866 after the Civil War, 6 all-Black regiments were created within the US Army to help with westward expansion and protection. The 9th and 10th Cavalry and 24 and 25th Infantry were formed of 1000 men. Most were freed slaves from the north, however, this was also an opportunity for Black men to serve in a prestigious role and start anew in the western territories.

Only allowed to serve west of the Mississippi, Buffalo Soldiers were chosen to fill the need to protect and build infrastructure for the new national parks that were established. Until 1913 the soldiers managed and protected Yosemite, Sequoia and General Grant National Parks, therefore becoming the first park rangers.

Admission to the MAH galleries included.

Aniko Kannan Millan

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Aniko Kannan-Millan

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