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Remembering The Legacy Of WWI's Buffalo Soldiers

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They served with distinction in World War I but the Buffalo Soldiers are not always remembered for their contributions during the Great War.

On Monday's Up to Date, we look at these regiments of African-American soldiers, their heroism and the racism they faced. 


  • Joelouis Mattox, historian for the American Legion’s Wayne Minor Post 149 as well as Kansas City’s Historic Preservation Commission. 

HEAR MORE: Joelouis Mattox speaks a 2 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Plaza branch of the Kansas City Public Library.

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