Shortly after the Civil War Black soldiers were inducted into the U.S. military to assist in “controlling the Indian population.” Native Americans honored them with the name “Buffalo Soldiers” because they were worthy opponents.
If you enjoyed Spike Lee’s Miracle at St. Anna, chances are Alabama’s Redemption will speak to you as well. When Black soldiers returned home, they were not greeted by the ticker-tape parades reserved for their White counterparts. Alabama’s Redemption is the story of one returning Buffalo Soldier, greeting his fate with grace and dignity.
This video, narrated by Bill Cosby, provides a glimpse into the history of Black soldiers.