Information Launch Date: February 11, 2020
Get hold of: Mary Rose, Executive Director, Pals of Fort Vancouver
At 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020, historian Gregory P. Shine will return to the Fort Vancouver Customer Center to present a special program titled “’I am Also Entitled to be Recognized’: The Journey of Moses Williams, Buffalo Soldier.” The system will investigate the everyday living, army assistance, and Pacific Northwest connections of Sgt. Moses Williams – a decorated Buffalo Soldier and Medal of Honor recipient – and share new research that sheds gentle on critical turning details in Williams’ interesting lifetime.
Williams, a nineteenth century U.S. Army soldier who served in the Ninth U.S. Cavalry – 1 of four all-African American regiments regarded as Buffalo Soldiers – and at quite a few western posts as an ordnance sergeant, is buried in the Vancouver Barracks submit cemetery. As Shine’s plan will illustrate, Williams’ journey from rural Louisiana, via assignments at remote forts in Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, and Oregon, reveals much about the background of the American West.
The program is free to the community, but seating is confined and accessible on a initially arrive, initial served foundation. It is jointly sponsored by the Friends of Fort Vancouver, the Oregon Encyclopedia, the Oregon Historical Modern society, and the Nationwide Park Assistance at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site.
To find out much more about Moses Williams, the Buffalo Troopers in the Pacific Northwest, the heritage of Blacks in Oregon, and linked matters, stop by the Oregon Encyclopedia on line at https://oregonencyclopedia.org. Discover extra about Buffalo Troopers at Vancouver Barracks right here.
Gregory P. Glow is a historian, writer and educator who has been studying, composing, and presenting Buffalo Soldier record for virtually 30 years. Greg has labored for the Division of the Interior for around 28 years and has also been an affiliated scholar in the Heritage Section at Portland Point out College due to the fact 2006. For fourteen many years he served as the main ranger and historian at Fort Vancouver Countrywide Historic Web page. Greg is a member of the editorial board of the Oregon Encyclopedia, a board member of the Pals of Fort Vancouver, and a preferred speaker on topics connected to Pacific Northwest history, which include the Buffalo Soldiers. The writer of quite a few publications, Greg has also contributed to and appeared on episodes of PBS’s Background Detectives and OPB’s Oregon Experience and is a consulting historian to the documentary film Buffalo Soldiers of the Pacific Northwest now in creation.
What: Historian Gregory P. Glow offers the method “’I am Also Entitled to be Recognized’: The Journey of Moses Williams, Buffalo Soldier”
The place: Fort Vancouver Visitor Middle, 1501 E Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver, WA 98661
When: 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 29, 2020
Price: Free of charge