The Buffalo Soldiers & Lt. Henry Flipper The 9th and 10th Calvary Regiments of the U.S. Army, nicknamed the “Buffalo Soldiers,” were comprised of African-Americans tasked with guarding the American Western frontier. Lieutenant Henry Flipper was born a slave in 1854 and would become the first black graduate of West Point.  Check out more tributes to black heroes!   https://www.americanveteranscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/audio/black-history-month/Buffalo-Soldiers-Lt-Henry-Flipper.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

 
 

Mary McLeod Bethune A child of former slaves, Dr. Bethune became advisor to four presidents and is recognized as one of the greatest advocates for education and human rights. Check out more tributes to black patriots! https://www.americanveteranscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/audio/black-history-month/Mary-McLeod-Bethune.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

 
 

The 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment As one of the first official African-American units during the American Civil War, the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment saw extensive service throughout the conflict.  Check out more tributes to black patriots! https://www.americanveteranscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/audio/black-history-month/54th-MA-Volunteer-Regiment.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

 
 

The 761st Black Panther Tank Battalion Nicknamed the “Black Panther Battalion,” the 761st Tank Battalion saw some of the greatest action of the European Theater during World War II, including the Battle of the Bulge. Though the American armed forces were still segregated, these men saw no segregation during combat. Check out more tributes to black patriots! https://www.americanveteranscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/audio/black-history-month/761st-Black-Panther-Battalion.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

 
 

Louisiana Native Guards The First Louisiana Native Guard was a Confederate militia of free colored men formed in New Orleans. These men proved that they could not be overlooked as powerful, reliable soldiers. Check out more tributes to black patriots! https://www.americanveteranscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/audio/black-history-month/Louisiana-Native-Guards.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

 
 

The 332nd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron The valor and success of the Tuskegee Airmen paved the war for the eventual desegregation of American armed forces. Within the Tuskegee Airmen, the 332nd Fighter Squadron earned and impressive combat record that would continue after World War II.  Check out more tributes to black patriots! https://www.americanveteranscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/audio/black-history-month/332nd-Fighter-Group.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

 
 

The First Rhode Island Regiment The First Rhode Island Regiment became known as the “Black Regiment” because of its several companies of African-American soldiers. Slaves that enlisted were to be free men following their service.  Check out more tributes to black patriots! https://www.americanveteranscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/audio/black-history-month/1st-Rhode-Island-Regiment.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

 
 

The Tuskegee Airmen The famed all African-American fighter squadron was crucial in breaking the air combat color barrier, as well as achieving success in the air over the European theater during the Second World War. Check out more tributes to black patriots! https://www.americanveteranscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/audio/black-history-month/Tuskegee-Airmen.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

 
 

Crispus Attucks Crispus Attucks is known as one of the first “Invisible Black Patriots” of the American Revolution. Attucks was a former slave and was the first killed at the Boston Massacre. His acts of valor as one of the first heroic patriots have long been overlooked. Check out more tributes to black patriots!   https://www.americanveteranscenter.org/wp-content/uploads/audio/black-history-month/Crispus-Attucks.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSS

 
 

WORLD WAR II CURRICULUM: Lesson Plan – Day Seven Subject: 1945 – Post War: The period of history in Europe and the world as the ashes of Germany, Japan and Italy were sifted to bring some sort of organization to Europe and the world and to set a new world order among the victorious allies. Educational Goals: The…