S05 E35: The Buffalo Soldiers of the Pacific Northwest with Cynthia Wilson

The history of African Americans in the Pacific Northwest is a complicated history and an unsung legacy. Few histories in the American Pacific Northwest have been unsung as the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers of the Pacific Northwest – and the history of fellow African American migrants into the region.

After the Civil War and the Reconstruction Era, African Americans continued to feel the same pain of slavery through the Jim Crow Era.

To some, sharecropping was just another form of slavery with very little wages and little to no help provided after the Civil War ended. The one saving grace was the ability to move somewhere else that may not have been as bad as it was where they were living. This is what some of the men of served s Buffalo Soldiers did. But where did they go besides the North and the Midwest?

Join us as we talk with Cynthia Wilson as she discusses her discovery of men who were formerly U. S. Army soldiers who relocated to Washington State.


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