Wednesday, February 20, 10 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.
“Buffalo Soldier” was the name used for the segregated, African-American troops who served our country for nearly a hundred years – from shortly
after the Civil War until the early 1950s. This inspiring play tells the true story of our nation’s longest-surviving Buffalo Soldier and veteran of the Spanish-American War, Jones Morgan, a rambunctious 107-year-old
African-American who, in 1990, was “discovered” living in poverty in Richmond, Virginia. The son of freed slaves, Morgan had served as a
Buffalo Soldier in 1898 at the age of 15 and was chosen to tend Teddy Roosevelt’s horse in the Battle of San Juan Hill. The play tells the story of
a wheelchair-bound army reservist from Hawaii and a hardened inner-city
boy from Richmond who join forces to learn the truth about Jones Morgan.
Program Length 60 minutes
Teaching materials available
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