About The Exhibit
The Motorcycle Channel® and Motorcyclepedia is proud to present this one of a kind exhibit. To represent the past, present and future of the renowned Buffalo Soldiers is truly an honor for us to host this prestigious period of military history and the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club; the group that is preserving the original Buffalo Soldiers Legacy. We are hoping our exhibit can give a clear glimpse of the past and at the same time show how the present day Buffalo Soldiers continue to honor the legacy through community service and outreach.
Following the U.S. Civil War, regiments of African American men known as buffalo soldiers served on the western frontier, battling Native Americans and protecting settlers. The buffalo soldiers included two regiments of all-Black cavalry, the 9th and 10th cavalries, formed after Congress passed legislation in 1866 that allowed African Americans to enlist in the country’s regular peacetime military. The legislation also brought about the creation of four Black infantry regiments, eventually consolidated into the 24th and 25th infantries, which often fought alongside the 9th and 10th cavalries. Many of the men in these regiments, commanded primarily by white officers, were among the approximately 180,000 African Americans who served in the Union Army during the Civil War.