San Antonio

Dream Week: Buffalo Soldier Day - UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures

  • When: Sunday, January 13, 2019, 12:00 pm -  4:00 pm
  • Location: 801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, Texas 78205
  • Cost: Free

As part of the city’s annual Dream Week celebration, the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will offer its annual Buffalo Soldier Day, giving guests an opportunity to learn of the African-American legacy in the United States Army.

Buffalo Soldiers served in cavalry and infantry regiments assigned to Texas. Their duties included scouting and mapping the frontier, protecting the mail, building telegraph lines and keeping the peace.

Military service was one of the great equalizers, and offered African-Americans a job, education and other skills.


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