BHM Little Known Fact: Buffalo Soldiers

"I'm just a buffalo soldier in the heart of America. Stolen from Africa, brought to America, said he was fighting on arrival, fighting for survival...said he was a buffalo soldier win the war for America."

If you know those words, you know they come from the late, Bob Marley. I never actually listened to the lyrics of the song but reading them today let's you know the history behind the term "Buffalo Soldier".

Did you know: Buffalo Soldiers is the name given to the all-black regiments of the U.S. Army started in 1866?

More than 20 Buffalo Soldiers received the highest Medal of Honor for their service — the highest number of any U.S. military unit. The oldest living Buffalo Soldier, Mark Matthews, died at the age of 111 in 2005. Incredible!

This give's Marley's song a whole new meaning, huh?

Find out more about Buffalo Soldiers here.

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Photos: Buffalo Soldiers, MM


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