Veterans Day: Notable African-American Soldiers

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  • Nurse Susie King Taylor
  • The Union Army
  • Buffalo Soldiers
  • Tuskegee Airmen
  • Corporal Freddie Stowers
  • Staff Sergeant Clifford Chester Sims
  • General Colin Powell
  • Colonel Margaret Bailey
  • Veterans Day
  • Crispus Attucks
  • Lewis Martin

Buffalo Soldiers

Blacks could fight in the Civil War but where still subjected to racial discrimination. Rumor has it, the term Buffalo Soldiers, was coined by Native Americans and referred to African-American’s of the U.S. 10th Cavalry Regiment.  While stories differ on the origins of the name Buffalo Soldiers, African-American troops took on the title and Buffalo Soldier cavalries fought in the Indian Wars, World Wars and more.

(Photo: Courtesy of The Library of Congress)

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