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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. 


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;; 863-838-2262

Event Location

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

Event Fees