May 28, 2009 - Issue 326

Art: The Buffalo Soldiers

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The Buffalo Soldiers
By Frederic Remington

Marching in the Desert with the Buffalo Soldiers
By Frederic Remington

To many black citizens, the Buffalo Soldiers were a symbol of hope for a better future. Professor Rayford Logan of Howard University commented: "Negroes had little, at the turn of the century, to help sustain our faith in ourselves except the pride that we took in the Ninth and Tenth Cavalry, the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth Infantry...They were our Ralph Bunche, Marian Anderson, Joe Louis and Jackie Robinson."

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