Thursday, February 4, 2010

Black History Month: Buffalo Soldier

Cathay Williams (1842 – ) was the first and only known female Buffalo Soldier. She was born into slavery and worked for the Union army during the Civil War. She posed as a man and enlisted as Williams Cathay in the 38th infantry in 1866. She was given a medical discharge in 1868.
I just wanted to point out that there were trail blazers before us and they will trail blazers after us.

1 comment:

  1. So, interesting! I told my sister-in-law about her and she'd never heard of Cathay Williams and she's quite a Black History Buff!