Little Sisters of the Poor KC

Buffalo Soldiers – Little Sisters of the Poor Kansas City

To the delight of all of our history buffs (and we have quite a few here), we had some very interesting visitors recently who gave a wonderful presentation about America’s Buffalo Soldiers. The Buffalo Soldiers were African-American soldiers who served mainly on the Western frontier following the Civil War. In 1866, six all-black cavalry and infantry regiments were created after …

George Pettigrew

Everyone Has a Story to Tell

Are you ready to tell yours? In 2017, Mid-Continent Public Library’s Story Center partnered with Metropolitan Community College to offer a rigorous set of free workshops called the Storytelling Certification Program designed to take participants from the first spark of inspiration to a fully realized story. Now, anyone at any point in their story journey has the opportunity to expand their skills …

Buffalo Soldiers, Alexander/Madison Chapter of the Kansas City Area

Buffalo Soldiers, Alexander/Madison Chapter of the Kansas City Area

“Buffalo Soldiers: From Slave to Soldier In 1867 Isaac Johnson arrived at Jefferson Barracks near St. Louis, Missouri. An unknown, illiterate hotel worker and former slave from Montgomery, Alabama, he was to become an original Buffalo Soldier, destined to change the course of American history and the world. This slight man, just 5 feet and 7¼ inches tall, served in …

The National Guard Armory

Buffalo Soldiers Association Birthplace; Giants of the Vine District

The building above is the old National Guard Armory in the world famous 18th & Vine District in Kansas City, Missouri. Today, it sits idle, a shell of the glory days it saw for decades. 18th & Vine is the home of three giants in the life of African-American existence. What some call “flyover country,” Kansas City has contributed to the march …

Buffalo Soldier 9th & 10th Cavalry

Buffalo Soldiers In Liberty

The Alexander/Madison Chapter of Kansas City Area Buffalo Soldiers 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association is riding into Liberty, Missouri for a special event! For two days, May 11th and 12th, 2017, the original and oldest chapter of Buffalo Soldiers in the nation will inform and entertain with true stories of the nation’s first African-American troops to serve in the …

Buffalo Soldier Monument and Circle of First

We arrived early enough to relax and get ready for a fun and educational morning with the third grade classes from Piper Elementary School. At the entrance to the Buffalo Soldier Monument, Historian Thomas Gregory waited patiently for the little troopers to arrive. It is a very pleasant duty call to address the excited young minds housed in even more …