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Dream Week and Buffalo Soldier Day

january, 2019

13jan12:00 pm4:00 pmDream Week and Buffalo Soldier Day

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nFree Second SundaynnnnAs part of the city’s annual DreamWeek celebration, the UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures will offer its annual Buffalo Soldier Day, giving guests an opportunity to learn of the African-American legacy in the United States Army.nBuffalo 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. The day’s activities will center on the Back 40living history area with its 1800s period buildings.nnMilitary 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.

Time

(Sunday) 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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