B is for Buffalo Soldiers - CSPM
o Memorial Day Ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery, 2015. Photo credit: Buffalo Soldiers Community Memorial Committee.

B is for Buffalo Soldiers

National Buffalo Soldiers Day commemorates the formation of the first Army regiments compromised of African American Soldiers. To honor the legacy of Buffalo Soldiers in the Pikes Peak region, the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum is proud to share B=Buffalo Soldiers theme at the CSPM Annex. 

This theme features the stories of several Buffalo Soldiers including: George Mason, Charles H. Pratt, Charles Banks, Silkitis Nichols, and John Nichols.   

Explore B is for Buffalo Soldiers Online

The "Story of Us" digital storytelling platform allows online users to explore history and geography through dynamic maps, photographs, newspaper articles and oral histories

“Visitors can explore how local organizations, including 10th Cavalry Buffalo Soldiers, Inc., the Buffalo Soldier of the American West, the Buffalo Soldiers Community Memorial Committee, and the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club, have preserved, shared and honored the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers through educational programs, reenactments, tribute rides, Memorial Day ceremonies at Evergreen, and a monument at Memorial Park”-- Leah Davis Witherow, CSPM Curator of History

“As we celebrate the history of our Colorado Springs, it worthy of note to recognize and thank Dr. William Leckie, Oklahoma history professor and his wife who in 1967 focused light of history on the Buffalo Soldiers and their contributions to the history of our state and our nation. ”