On Saturday, November 6, join Platform Art for a reception and program on the Buffalo Soldiers & Friends of Freedom public art sculpture, a Florida Humanities* supported program. Subject experts share the history of the Spanish-American War and the Buffalo Soldiers who were stationed in Lakeland during 1898 for the military campaign to gain Cuba’s independence from Spain.
Visual Narratives of History and Heritage:
A Speaker Series on Florida and the Spanish-American War
Frank Bell, 2nd Vice President & Historian, 9th & 10th Horse Cavalry and Cale Carter, II, Historian Black & Military History
African American Military History aka Buffalo Soldier Museum
Lt. Col., Terry Coney, USAF (Ret), NAACP
Richard Wilder USA (Ret), Buffalo Soldiers Florida, Inc. & Living History Association
Buffalo Soldier Motorcycle Clubs, Tampa & Orlando Chapters
Lakeland Loft Cigar Bar & Jazz Lounge
108 S. Tennessee Ave, Lakeland, FL 33801
*Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this speaker series do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.