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Borderlands of Southern Colorado Speaker Series
The Buffalo Soldiers and Service in Times of Injustice
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 | 6:00PM — 7:00PM
Online Borderlands Talk
Join us on Zoom as we move our great history talks online. In this lecture, Dr. Michael Sawyer will present "The Buffalo Soldiers and Service in Times of Injustice."
After the Civil War, Congress established six all-black regiments (consolodated to four shortly after) to help rebuild the country after the Civil War. One of these units, the 9th cavalry of the United States Army, was garrisoned at Fort Garland from 1876-1879.
Dr. Michael Sawyer is Assistant Professor of Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies and the Department of English at Colorado College. He was recently appointed Distinguished Visiting Professor of English and Fine Arts at the United States Air Force Academy and is the Founder and Director of the Africana Intellectual Project at Colorado College. In March, Sawyer published his most recent monograph, "Black Minded: The Political Philosophy of Malcom X."
The stories told in the Borderlands of Southern Colorado exhibit are getting richer. Join authors, artists, scholars, and activists from around the country for the Borderlands of Southern Colorado lecture series as they deepen discussions and complicate narratives on various Borderlands topics. All talks are open to the public and have free access tickets available.
This series is sponsored by Colorado State University-Pueblo. Talks at Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center are further sponsored by the Sangre de Cristo National Heritage Area.