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Buffalo Soldiers Raise Money For Civil War Monument


Today, on Veteran’s Day, let’s go back in time to the Civil War, when four different regiments of African American soldiers fought in the Indian Wars as part of the Union Army. They were called Buffalo Soldiers, and they fought right here in Arizona.

Earlier this year at the state capitol, a group of modern-day Buffalo Soldiers wearing complete Civil War-era regalia appeared in front of a committee and won approval to build a monument to those soldiers in front of our state capitol. They’re part of the Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory, a group founded by Michelle London-Marable and her husband, Fred.

The Show spoke with Michelle recently to talk more about their efforts to build that monument, and the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers here in our state.

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The heroic moments of African soldiers who fought in World War I


One of the largest and deadliest conflicts in history is the first World War which was fought between 1914 and 1918. With major European superpowers together with their allied non-European forces fighting against each other for supremacy, the war left nothing but emotional and physical ravaging damages in its aftermath.

Millions of military personnel, including nearly two million Africans, were recruited by these superpowers and their allies to fight in the war. Though largely forced into recruitment, it is disappointing that most of the efforts of these African soldiers have not received much recognition globally.

As the world commemorates Armistice Day, which remembers the end of World War I 100 years on, here are the gallant moments of African soldiers who fought in the…

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Zambia says World War I ended on Nov 25 — Quartz Africa


As the world remembers the end of the First World War, Zambia is fighting to ensure that its role in the war is remembered. World leaders gathered in Paris on Nov. 11, Armistice Day, to honor the war’s fallen soldiers.

Zambia, however, wants to change the narrative and location of these commemorations. On Nov. 25, Zambia’s tourism agency plans to hold a commemoration of its own in Mbala, in the northeast of the country, close to the Tanzanian border.

The government also hopes attention to the region will “unlock the tourism and investment potential of Northern province.” For now, a monument of stacked rocks with a plaque in the middle of a traffic roundabout marks the spot where the Great War ended.

“It gives us an opportunity to tell our story, the forgotten story, that we played a…

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World War I: The ′Black Army′ that marched in from Africa | Africa | DW


With World War I raging in Europe, African soldiers were forced to fight for their colonial masters between 1914 and 1918. France recruited more Africans than any other colonial power, sending 450,000 troops from West and North Africa to fight against the Germans on the front lines.

As part of its events to mark the centenary of WWI on Sunday, the presidents of France and Mali inaugurated a new monument in the city of Reims, northeast of Paris, to the so-called “Black Army” — West African soldiers from France’s former colonies.

Read more:  Listen to the battlefield as World War I guns fell silent

Young Algerian, Tunisian and Moroccan men were part of France’s colonial-era army

200,000 African soldiers fell

During the war, around 30,000 Africans died fighting on the side of France…

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A threat to democracy: Republicans’ war on minority voters | World news


It was a mystery worthy of crime novelist Raymond Chandler. On 8 November 2016, African Americans did not show up. It was like a day of absence. African Americans had virtually boycotted the election because they “simply saw no affirmative reason to vote for Hillary”, as one reporter explained, before adding, with a hint of an old refrain, that “some saw her as corrupt”. As proof of blacks’ coolness toward her, journalists pointed to the much greater turnout for Obama in 2008 and 2012.

It is true that, nationwide, black voter turnout had dropped by 7% overall. Moreover, less than half of Hispanic and Asian American voters came to the polls.

This was, without question, a sea change. The tide of African American, Hispanic and Asian voters that had previously carried Barack Obama into…

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New National Monument in Kentucky Honors Black Civil War Troops | Smart News


President Trump has designated the first national monument of his administration. On Friday, the president upgraded the status of the 373-acre Camp Nelson in central Kentucky, a significant site for African-American soldiers and refugees during the Civil War, as Timothy Cama at The Hill reports.

“Today, the site is one of the best-preserved landscapes and archeological sites associated with United States Colored Troops recruitment and the refugee experiences of African American slaves seeking freedom during the Civil War,” the proclamation states. “Camp Nelson reminds us of the courage and determination possessed by formerly enslaved African Americans as they fought for their…

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