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Postcard from Yosemite: Honoring the Buffalo Soldiers

California Historical Society

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

Postcard from Yosemite: Honoring the Buffalo Soldiers

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member admission Ended $5.00 $1.27
general admission Ended $10.00 $1.54

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5:30pm: Reception • 6:00pm: Program

The evening will be moderated by award winning journalist and MOAD founding board member Belva Davis
Other Speakers will include:
*Rue Mapp, Founder of Outdoor Afro (Confirmed)
*Teresa Baker, Founder of African American National Parks
*Monica Parker- recording artist and first time visitor to Yosemite 
*Charlotte Parker- Outdoor enthusiast and visited Yosemite with her sister Monica
*Felicia Goldwire, member North Bay Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Chapter and re-enactor Cathay Williams,  the only documented female buffalo soldier

The U.S. Army dispatched African American troopers, known as the Buffalo Soldiers to Yosemite and Sequoias Parks in 1899, 1903, and 1904. They patrolled the wilderness and served a crucial role in the stewardship of these lands.

Join us for us in conversation with Outdoor Afro members who will report back from their June 2014 trip retracing the trail the Buffalo Soldiers forged from the Presidio of San Francisco into Yosemite National Park. This interactive evening will document the oral histories of Outdoor Afro participants in the trip, including first time visitors to Yosemite, historians and national park service rangers. We will also provide information on the role you can play in movement to establish a national historic trail commemorating the route the Buffalo Soldiers traveled between their post at San Francisco’s Presidio and Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks.

This program is presented in partnership by Outdoor Afro, National Park Service, Museum of the African Diaspora and the California Historical Society. Proceeds from this event will help expand the conversation and enhance our capacity to carry the message and action forward. 

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California Historical Society
678 Mission St
San Francisco, CA 94105

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)

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Our mission is to inspire and empower Californians to make the past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives.

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