Personality: David Mickens | Richmond Free Press


Richmond’s Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club rides for a reason and a cause — to make a difference in Richmond and across the country.

David Mickens, the club’s president until 2019, says “their mission is to carry on the legacy and honor of two United States African American regiments known as the Buffalo Soldiers.”

The club’s name has historical significance. In 1866, six all-black cavalry and infantry regiments were created after Congress passed the Army Organization Act. Buffalo Soldiers mainly served on the Western frontier following the American Civil War.

Their main tasks were to patrol the Plains of the Native Americans, capture cattle rustlers and thieves and protect settlers, stagecoaches, wagon trains and railroad crews in the West.

The Buffalo Soldier…

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