February is Black History month and we are celebrating with special exhibits in our library. Daisy Howard-Douglas, (left) is an author, educator and storyteller. She will have a historical exhibit in our lobby on Buffalo Soldiers. The Northern Neck has a history with Buffalo Soldiers as you can see by the marker below.
Mrs. Howard-Douglas will also be doing a reenactment during our African American History Celebration on February 17, at 2 p.m. in the library.
If you’d like to learn more about Buffalo Soldiers here is a link to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture: https://nmaahc.si.edu/explore/manylenses/buffalosoldiers
Also visit the site’s learning lab https://learninglab.si.edu/collections/buffalo-soldiers-many-lenses-project/wjMimU7MFYkG4Hm3#r/270518 where you can view historical photos of soldiers.