Nick Brooks, Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts
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In this episode, Anne Marie interviews Airforce Veteran and Buffalo Soldiers of Seattle member Nick Brooks. Nick talks about the new documentary Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts and the almost erased history of the first African American Soldiers who earned the nickname "buffalo soldiers" most likely from the Cheyenne people. The name stuck and followed the segregated black military until desegregation in 1947.

About the documentary: In 1866, six all-black cavalry and infantry regiments were created after Congress passed the Army Organization Act. They came to be known as Buffalo Soldiers.

Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts explores the often-contradictory role played by the Black soldiers throughout American history, emphasizing the settling of the American West and colonialism abroad.

Director Dru Holley is a Northwest-based filmmaker, and the documentary features interviews with Quintard Taylor (Ph.D. Historian at UW), Ryan Booth (Ph.D. Candidate, WSU), and members of the Buffalo Soldiers of Seattle, among many others.

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