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Based on the true story of our nation’s longest-surviving Buffalo Soldier and veteran of the Spanish-American War, this dramatic play with the music tells the heroic story of the brave soldiers of the 9th and 10th Cavalries, who served our country well with little of the recognition they deserved.

Trooper Jones Morgan served in Cuba and was one of the many Buffalo Soldiers at the Battle of San Juan Hill. He was born in 1883 and passed away in Richmond, Virginia in 1993. His story not only encompasses the experiences of the Buffalo Soldiers in battle, but also tells of his battle to make his story (and that fo the black soldier in Jim Crow America) known today.

In 1996, Buffalo Soldier was one of the twelve plays selected as the Best American Plays for Young Audiences and has been performed at the Pentagon in honor of African American History Month.

Book, Music and Lyrics by Bruce Craig Miller
Created in association with the Virginia Historical Society

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For grades 3rd and up

Study Guide