Buffalo Soldiers of the Presidio

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Based at the Presidio in San Francisco, Buffalo Soldiers were assigned to Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks where they patrolled the backcountry, built trails, stopped poaching, and otherwise served in the roles later assumed by National Park rangers.  In observance of Black History Month, Ranger Frederik Penn will discuss the importance of the Buffalo Soldiers to the management of the National Parks and to the legacy of African Americans in the post-Civil War era.  In this presentation, he will display historic photographs and explore this multi-layered and multi-faceted, yet seldom told, story.


This is a Wise Up! program for learning and living well at any age.

These cultural events are free and open to the public. Check out all of our Black History Month programs and share your own thoughts on race at Race in the Public Eye.

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Friday, February 24, 2017, 8:00 am
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Friday, February 24, 2017, 1:30 pm
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.
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Sunday, February 26, 2017, 2:00 pm
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017, 10:30 am
Main Library, 5th Floor Computer Training Ctr.

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Through Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Main Library, Children's Center Exhibit Space
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Through Thursday, March 2, 2017
Main Library, African American Center
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