The Buffalo Soldier Memorial is dedicated to the 9th and 10th Horse Cavalry Regiments - the famous "Buffalo Soldiers." The memorial wall is constructed of native limestone and serves as a backdrop for a 9-foot bronze sculpted statue of a Buffalo Soldier by his horse. The artist took composite pictures of the 5 remaining Buffalo Soldiers that were living in this area, and included the features of all into the soldier sculpture.
The names of those soldiers are:
Trooper Albert Curley
Trooper Edwin H. Schoenbeck
Trooper James P. Meigs Jr.
Trooper Samuel G. Kimble
Trooper Turl Covington Jr.
The site of the memorial is near a one-of-a-kind 1940s government housing area once designated for the Buffalo Soldiers and their families during segregation. These brick single-family dwellings are the only remaining set in existence today.
Make sure you read the 9 informational plaques and learn of the history of the Buffalo Soldiers. Bring your camera. Buffalo Soldier Park and Memorial is located at the intersection of 18th Street and Buffalo Soldier Drive.