The Buffalo Soldiers Museum Unveils ‘On Wheels Exhibit’

The Buffalo Soldiers Museum Unveils 'On Wheels Exhibit'

The Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club and the ninth and 10th Horse Calvary Association Houston chapter presented the unveiling of Burl Washington’s original watercolor painting “The Briefing.” The painting is an illustration of a military briefing of Buffalo Soldiers with General John “Black Jack” Pershing and Major Charles Young. General Pershing was the commanding general of U.S. forces in Europe during WWI and Major Young was the third black graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. The Buffalo Soldiers on Wheels exhibit highlights the untold story of the civilian and military history and culture of African Americans and motorcycles. The exhibit panels illustrate the first African Americans in the; U.S. Army Military Police Corps, Buffalo Soldiers in World War I and World War II, first African American Harley-Davidson dealer, and Bessie Stringfield (the motorcycle queen of Miami).Western artist Burl Washington has become the foremost authority in bringing the history of the Buffalo Soldiers, black Cowboys, women of the West and blacks in aviation to today’s society.

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