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National Parks Store: Fighting for Uncle Sam Book Talk


Join historian and writer, Dr. John P. Langellier, for an insightful presentation on the Buffalo Soldiers and the mark they made on history.

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From the American Revolution to the present day, African Americans have stepped forward to their nation’s defense. Fighting for Uncle Sam: Buffalo Soldiers in the Frontier Army is a recently released book that offers a fresh vitality on the topic of Buffalo Soldiers and their role in opening the Trans-Mississippi West.

This concise overview reveals a cast of characters as big as the land they served. Over 150 images painstakingly gathered from public and private collections enhance the written word as windows to the past. Now, 150 years after Congress authorized blacks to serve in the Regular Army, the reader literally can peer into the eyes of formerly enslaved men who bravely bought their freedom on the bloody battlefields of the Civil War, trekked westward, carried the “Stars and Stripes” to the Caribbean, and pursued Pancho Villa into Mexico with John “Black Jack” Pershing.

Join historian and writer, Dr. John P. Langellier, for an insightful presentation on the Buffalo Soldiers and the mark they made on history.

2 PM presentation only.



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Event Tags: African American, book, buffalo soldier, educational, free, history, the West, traditional

Date:
Saturday, May 21
Time:
2:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Place:
The National Parks Store
12880 N. Vistoso Village Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85755 United States
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Contact:
520-622-6014
Cost:
Free
To reserve seats, please call 520-622-6014 during business hours, beginning one week prior to the event.

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