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Information from GA Pundit- Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield soldiers began Memorial Day observances Thursday. Several Gold Star Families - who like the Bookers have lost a family member to conflictMore >>
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A lawsuit filed in Gwinnett County this week accuses Mike Berlon of failing to distribute nearly $1 million from a trust he created for a friend and his son.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:45:38 GMT
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer. Crisp County Investigators say 25-year-old James Aultman stole more than $10,000More >>
A Cordele man is out of jail tonight, accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry from his former employer.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:40 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:40:13 GMT
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend. It's free, but they will accept donations to fund the department's annual community picnic in June. Musical artists from around SouthMore >>
Albany Police are putting on a free gospel concert this weekend.More >>
Thursday, May 23 2013 11:35 PM EDT2013-05-24 03:35:30 GMT
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday. Albany Mayor Dorothy Hubbard and Baconton Mayor AnnetteMore >>
A couple of South Georgia mayors attended a forum at the Albany Civil Rights Institute to enlighten the public on how city governments run, Thursday.More >>
February 24, 2003
Albany - One-hundred-thirty-seven-years after their formation, Buffalo soldiers rode onto the campus of a South Georgia school Monday.
In 1866, Congress established two cavalry and four infantry regiments made up of African Americans. The Cheyenne and Comanche Indians soon nicknamed the mounted regiments the Buffalo Soldiers.
"These black soldiers explored the west, keeping the peace and chasing Indians. They also mapped vast areas and strung telegraph lines," said David Cannon of the Buffalo Soldiers Club.
Nearly 140 years later, members of the Buffalo Soldiers Club shared history with students at St. Teresa's School.
"Much of African American history isn't taught in school. I love to tell these children about the fascinating Buffalo Soldiers," said Cannon.
Dressed in traditional uniforms, Keith Ransom and David Cannon wowed students with stories of hero's like Cathay Williams, the only female Buffalo Soldier. And Henry Flipper was the first black graduate of West Point and a Thomasville native. "I learned that Cathay Williams served as Buffalo Soldier for two years before they figured out she was a woman," said student Jase Wingate.
"I learned that blacks made major contributions to American and without them, we wouldn't enjoy some technologies we do today," said student Danielle Glover.
With second hand equipment and with prejudice and the frontier against them, Buffalo Soldiers protected America for years and earned themselves a place in history. Until the early 1890s, the Buffalo Soldiers constituted 20% of all cavalry forces on the American Frontier.