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Buffalo Soldiers: Visual Narratives of history and Heritage: A Speaker Series on Florida and the Spanish-American War
On Saturday, November 6, join Platform Art for a reception and program on the Buffalo Soldiers & Friends of Freedom public art sculpture. Subject experts share the history of the Spanish-American War and the Buffalo Soldiers who were stationed in Lakeland during 1898 for the military campaign to gain Cuba’s independence from Spain. This is the second event in a series of public programs featuring subject expert and historians on topics related to the Spanish American War, including Cuban War for Independence, Spanish-American War infantries and cavalries stationed in Lakeland and Tampa, and the legendary Buffalo Soldiers. “Buffalo Soldiers: Visual Narratives of History and Heritage” will feature Frank Bell, 2nd Vice President & Historian, 9th & 10th Horse Cavalry in discussion with Cale Carter, II, a historian of Black & Military History.
This program is funded in part through a Florida Humanities Community Project Grant in partnership with Platform Art.
Date/time: November 6, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Presented By:Mr. Frank Bell, 2nd V.P. Historian, 9th & 10th Horse Cavalry Association