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The History of Utah's Buffalo Soldiers
Robert Burch will present the history of Buffalo Soldiers in Utah and talk about Sema Hadithi African-American Heritage and Culture’s plan to help expand the story of the soldiers who served in Utah through the state and the country.
The first advanced guard of the 24th Infantry—an all-black regiment formed in 1869 — arrived in Salt Lake City in October 1896. The men were known as Buffalo Soldiers, so nicknamed by Native Americans at the time. They were deployed to fight across the frontier and abroad. At Fort Douglas, the men filled every role from musicians to members of the cavalry. They served Utah as the builders of Fort Duchesne, patrolled the Uintah Basin, participated in the Strawberry Tin War, arrested train ... view more »
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View the Black Veterans of Utah Exhibit now until the end of December at the Veterans Support Center of the University of Utah Campus.
Union Bldg, 200 Central Campus Dr, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
Learn more about the Black Veterans of Utah Exhibit
260 South Central Campus Drive, Room 2018, Salt Lake City, UT 84112