National museum in Houston preserving black military history
The units were identified as the 9th and 10th cavalry and the 38th 39th 40th and 41st infantry regiments. The four infantry regiments were later reorganized to form the 24th and 25th infantry regiments. These fighting men represented the first Black professional soldiers in a peacetime army. The museum has tons of virtual and in-person programs where you can learn more about the history of African American soldiers. Click here to find out more about their upcoming “Night at the Museum” in July, 2021 and the other events the museum will be hosting.
Investigation underway after Buffalo Soldiers National Museum vandalized with apparent swastika, other wording
HOUSTON – The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum was vandalized with an apparent swastika and other images. Desmond Bertrand-Pitts, CEO of the museum and the founder’s grandson, filed a police report that said someone spray-painted the building between Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday was National Buffalo Soldiers Day. In 1866, through an act of Congress, legislation was adopted to create six all African American Army units, now known as the buffalo soldiers. I haven’t lost faith in the people, because I know there is more good than there is bad,” said Bertrand-Pitts.