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The Shameful Legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers

Date:
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Meeting
Organizer/Author:
Revolution Books
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(510)848-1196
Address:
2425 Channing Way(off of Telegraph Ave)
Location Details:
Revolution Books 2425 Channing Way(in the Sather Gate Parking Mall off of Telegraph Avenue) Berkeley,CA 94704 Wheelchair accessible.Donations accepted.

The Shameful Legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers - drawing from Carl Dix,"Reviving the Shameful Legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers by Carl Dix" Revolution, November 30, 2008 http://revcom.us/a/149/buffalo_soldiers-en.html During the Civil War, Black soldiers were allowed to enlist in the Union Army. After the war, most left the army. But some stayed. These soldiers were sent west, to fight and kill the Native American Indians who were defending their lands against the government and the white settlers. The Indians called these soldiers “Buffalo Soldiers.” “Buffalo Soldiers”: Oppressed people given guns and sent out to kill other oppressed people. An old and shameful story that some people, somehow, take pride in. Now that story – and that call – is being revived. Read on….
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