Co-hosted by the National Park Service Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
Join us for a commemoration of military service and sacrifice. Learn the history of African Americans in the military, including Brigadier General Charles Young. Free admission to Veterans w/Military ID on November 11, 2023.
9 am – 1 pm
• Participate in fun, family-friendly experiences at Park Service Ranger activity tables
• Explore our exhibit, African Americans Fighting for a Double Victory
• View an excerpt of the History Channel documentary Black Patriots: Buffalo Soldiers
1 pm – 2:30 pm
• Special guest lecture and book signing by author Brian Shellum
Brian Shellum, who is featured in History Channel documentary Black Patriots: Buffalo Soldiers, is an author and historian who writes about African American and military history. He retired in 2015 as a senior intelligence officer with the Department of Defense. Shellum authored four books titled Black Cadet in a White Bastion: Charles Young at West Point (2006), Black Officer in a Buffalo Soldier Regiment: The Military Career of Charles Young (2010), African American Officers in Liberia: A Pestiferous Rotation, 1910-1942 (2018), and Buffalo Soldiers in Alaska: Company L, Twenty-Fourth Infantry (2021)
Program is included with museum admission: $6/adult, $5/senior, $3/ages 6–17, Free/Military Veterans w/ID, and Ohio History Connection & NAAMCC members. For more information, visit www.ohiohistory.org/naamcc or email [email protected].