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Black History Month Event at ORAU – February 12
February 12, 2015 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
In recognition of Black History Month, join ORAU for a day in history: “The Buffalo Soldiers of the American West,” presented by Mr. William “Bill” Valentine.
Valentine, a Vietnam veteran who served his country in South East Asia for one of his four years in the United States Air Force, provides an entertaining lecture on the first African American soldiers to serve during the peacetime that followed the Civil War.
Congress officially recognized the Buffalo Soldiers in 1866, when legislation was adopted to create six African American Army units. Comprised of former slaves, freemen and black Civil War soldiers, these cavalry units served as the primary line of defense on the Western frontier stretching from Montana to Texas.
The event, presented by the ORAU Diversity Council, is offered to the public free of charge in recognition of Black History Month.
ORAU Pollard Auditorium
210 Badger Ave.
Oak Ridge, TN 37830