Sunday, February 12th, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM at UTSA Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E Cesar E Chavez Blvd, San Antonio.
After the Civil War, African Americans earned a permanent place in the United States Armed Forces. Many enlisted and were placed in the infantry and cavalry units assigned to the Texas Frontier. There, they scouted and mapped Texas lands; protected settlers, traders and the mail; installed telegraph lines, and carried out dozens of other tasks that shaped early Texas. In this event, you’ll experience life as a Buffalo Soldier, learn how to pack a rucksack for a frontier patrol, read maps, and track wild animals. Take part in a trap ball game and other activities the soldiers enjoyed while off duty. Additionally, this program will include “The Kahani Project: Open Mic.” This year, Kahani worked with Indian-American youth to share family stories about their culture, relationships, identity, and social justice.