Kansas City Group Preserves Buffalo Soldier Legacy, And Updates On Farm Bill, Dicamba

Feb 8, 2018

John Bruce, president of Kansas City's Alexander/Madison Chapter of the national Buffalo Soldiers association, works to educate the public on the impact Buffalo Soldier regiments had on the country's history.
Credit Luke X. Martin / KCUR 89.3

A statue at Fort Leavenworth pays tribute to the Buffalo Soldiers, the all African-American calvary formed after the Civil War. Today, John Bruce and George Pettigrew of the Buffalo Soldiers Alexander/Madison Chapter of Greater Kansas City explain the origins and accomplishments of these soldiers, who served with distinction until the last Buffalo Soldier units were disbanded in 1951.

Then, Harvest Public Media reporters Amy Mayer and Kristofor Husted get us caught up on the Farm Bill currently working its way through Congress, and controversy over the herbicide dicamba, which has found it way into the courts.

The Alexander/Madison Chapter of Greater Kansas City presents 'The Story of the Buffalo Soldiers' at the North Oak Branch of Mid-Continent Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 13. For registration information, visit myMCPL.org.