What’s Next for Buffalo Soldier?
There is still an incredible number of stories left to be told about the lives of African-American soldiers. The potential of this project was made even more clear when it earned several awards off the strength of only the first three photographs.
In the past 2 years my team and I have proven that we have the skills to make these photographs larger than life. We need your contributions to continue to tell these much deserved histories.
Your donations will take “Buffalo Soldier” into all new territory:
REBELLION AT SEA - 1619 to 1808
The story of our first American warriors. Many captive Africans aboard the slave ship would rather fight and die than be taken into the unknown horrors that awaited upon disembarkation.
THE FIGHT FOR LIBERTY - 1775 to 1783
With promises of freedom coming from both sides, Black America was split on the choice between Patriot and Loyalist. Many would take up arms against the country that would become their home.
THE AMERICAN WEST - 1866 to 1924
The original “Buffalo Soldiers.”An exploration of the peculiar role Black soldiers played as agents of imperialism and oppressors of Indigenous peoples all the while fighting racism aimed at themselves.
JUSTICE IN THE ARMY - 1945
Four Black Women of the Women’s Army Corps went on strike in protest of the menial labor they were given during WWII. After being arrested, their story captivated the nation.
VIETNAM & THE BLACK PANTHERS - 1966 to 1975
While the Black Panther Party made strides against the government at home, Black soldiers in Vietnam risked their lives on the government’s behalf.