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Heritage Month Resources

February: Black History Month

Black Americans have served in the U.S. Army since the Revolutionary War. Despite constant adversity, racism, and unequal treatment, these Soldiers fought and died for a country that often considered them second-class citizens. Explore select stories of Black Soldiers’ service in the U.S. Army.

Virtual Field Trips


Beyond the Civil War: Buffalo Soldiers on the American Frontier and Overseas, 1866-1916

“We Return Fighting”: The Harlem Hellfighters in World War I

Making a Way out of No Way: The African American Soldier Experience in World War II

Painting of Black Civil War Soldiers in the midst of battle helping a wounded white officer

United States Colored Troops in the American Civil War

The 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment

Buffalo Soldiers

The 555th Parachute Infantry Company “Triple Nickles”

Executive Order 9981



Clifford L. Alexander, 1933-2022
William H. Carney, 1840-1908
Benjamin O. Davis Sr., 1877-1970
Benjamin O. Davis Jr., 1912-2002
John Denny, 1846-1901
Alyce Dixon, 1907-2016
Charity Adams Earley, 1918-2002
Medgar W. Evers, 1925-1963
Henry O. Flipper, 1856-1940
Evelyn Hollis, 1961-Present
Henry Johnson, 1892-1929
Hazel Johnson-Brown, 1927-2011
James Armistead Lafayette, 1748-1830
Jordan B. Noble, 1800-1890
Emily J.T. Perez, 1983-2006
Colin L. Powell, 1937-2021
Della Raney, 1912-1987
William P. Woodlin, 1842-unknown