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Buffalo Soldier Day and Dream Week Celebration
Free Second Sunday.
As part of the city’s annual Dream Week celebration, the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will offer its annual Buffalo Soldier Day, offering guests an opportunity to learn of the African-American legacy in the United States Army.
Buffalo Soldiers served in cavalry and infantry regiments assigned to Texas. Their duties included scouting and mapping the frontier, protecting the mail, building telegraph lines and keeping the peace.
Military service was one of the great equalizers, and offered African-Americans a job, education and other skills. One of the other equalizers was sports. The institute’s researchers have prepared a mini-exhibit on historic Negro League Baseball, which will be on display in the lower gallery glass case. The installation gives a glimpse at images and stories on some of the teams and athletes, and what their participation in the big leagues accomplished for the African-American community.