Gordon Parks presents "Slave to Soldier" Lunch & Learn

a group picture of men in uniform from the Buffalo Soldiers

Fort Scott, KS- Gordon Parks Museum observing Black History Month with a “Lunch and Learn” Buffalo Soldier history presentation “Slave to Soldier” on Friday, February 18, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Ellis Fine Arts Center.  The hour’s program will feature Guest Speakers:  The Alexander/Madison Chapter – Greater Kansas City/Leavenworth Area 9th & 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association. They will be in full authentic Buffalo Soldier uniforms. The troopers will provide a moving presentation on the great legacy and rich background of the historic Buffalo Soldiers from the years 1866 to 1944. View original Buffalo Soldier artifacts that will be on display during the presentation.

 

The Lunch and Learn is free and open to the public.  Participants can bring their lunch with them and drinks if they choose so. Desserts will be provided. 

 

“This a great opportunity to learn about the proud legacy of the “Buffalo Soldiers” an all-black regiments commissioned by an Act of Congress in 1866 and how they played a significant role in both Military and American History from the Civil War to WWII.” said Kirk Sharp, director of the Gordon Parks Museum.