National Geographic News: Jubilee

National Geographic News:  Jubilee
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For more than 25 years the Buffalo Soldiers not only engaged in battles with Indians, but they built forts and escorted wagon trains, mail stages, and railroad crews. They mapped and charted areas and located sources of water. Black soldiers were responsible for opening millions of square miles of western lands to peaceful settlement and development.

From Jubilee: The Emergence of African-American Culture, by Howard Dodson, published by National Geographic Books (February 2003) in association with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

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