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Buffalo Soldiers of the American West

Presented by:
Essex Garner

Publish Date:
May 26, 2016

Presentation Length:
1 hour 23 minutes 39 seconds (1:23:39)

In Recognition of Black History Month For several years, artist and Lincoln University art professor Essex Garner has created images that reflect on the plight of United States Colored Troops (USCT) and Buffalo Soldiers. Using thousands of personal photographs in the possession of descendants and others, he created his Portraits of American History series, exhibited in the summer of 2015 at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. The images in this series celebrate the academic and personal struggles of the men who served in the 62nd and 65th USCT during the Civil War and went on to found Lincoln University. Join us as Essex Garner shares images from both this and his new series, Buffalo Soldiers of the American West, as well as the research and stories on which they are based.


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