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Buffalo Soldiers Of Arizona Raise Money To Build Monument To African American Civil War Soldiers

Today, on Veteran’s Day, let’s go back in time to the Civil War, when four different regiments of African American soldiers fought in the Indian Wars as part of the Union Army. They were called Buffalo Soldiers, and they fought right here in Arizona.

Earlier this year at the state capitol, a group of modern-day Buffalo Soldiers wearing complete Civil War-era regalia appeared in front of a committee and won approval to build a monument to those soldiers in front of our state capitol. They’re part of the Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory, a group founded by Michelle London-Marable and her husband, Fred.

The Show spoke with Michelle recently to talk more about their efforts to build that monument, and the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers here in our state.

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