Postcard from Yosemite: Honoring the Buffalo Soldiers
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
5:30pm: Reception • 6:00pm: Program
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
The California Historical Society is a membership-based, non-profit organization with a mission to inspire and empower people to make California's richly diverse past a meaningful part of their contemporary lives.
The California Historical Society holds one of the richest collections of primary and secondary materials in the state on the social, cultural, economic, and political development of California.
The North Baker Research Library provides public access to the collection, Wednesday through Friday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The Gallery provides public access to the collection through changing exhibitions, Tuesday through Sunday, 12:00 to 5:00 p.m.