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Buffalo Soldiers & Friends of Freedom Monument

Sunday, Aug 15, 2021

3:30pm – 5:00pm

Buffalo Soldiers & Friends of Freedom Monument

Visual Narratives of History and Heritage: A Speaker Series on Florida and the Spanish-American War

On Sunday, August 15, join Platform Art at SpringHill Suites by Marriott for a reception and program on the Buffalo Soldiers & Friends of Freedom public art sculpture, a Florida Humanities supported program. Subject experts share the history of the Spanish-American War and the Buffalo Soldiers who were stationed in Lakeland during 1898 for the military campaign to gain Cuba’s independence from Spain. 

Speakers:

Lt. Col., Terry Coney, USAF (Ret), NAACP

Desmond Bertrand-Pitts, Af. Am. Military History & Buffalo Soldier Museum

Richard Wilder USA (Ret), Buffalo Soldiers Florida, Inc. & Living History Association

Becky Ault & Mike Cunningham, Art Research Enterprises, Inc.

Contact: Cynthia Haffey; Cynthia@PlatformArt.org; 863-838-2262

Event Location

SpringHill Suites by Marriott
511 W. Lime St.
Lakeland, Florida, 33815

Event Fees

FREE
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