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Soldiers' Stories | FY21 Black Soldiers: Getting started


Welcome to the Library's newest reading series, Soldiers' Stories, which will run the full fiscal year with two-month segments to put focus on the lives of Military Intelligence Soldiers and other service members. This first part will highlight Black Soldiers, including the Buffalo Soldier Regiment, individual stories, and a historical look at Black Soldiers in the US Army. 

This series is for anyone interested in learning more about the lives of Military Intelligence Soldiers. The following months will highlight stories from: Native Americans (Dec-Jan 2020-21), Women (Feb-Mar 2021), Latina/o (Apr-May 2021), LGBTQ+ (Jun-Jul 2021), and Asian Pacific Islander Americans (Aug-Sep 2021).

A note on budget and materials: we aren't able to buy multiple copies of books until we determine usage, so we do ask for your patience with us as we work to get items to you as quickly as possible. Print and ebooks can have holds placed and you will get the item in the order requested. We are working to streamline the purchasing process and increase our budget so hopefully as the year goes on you will see continued improvements in access. We appreciate your support. 

Get started by clicking on one of the boxes below or select from one of the tabs above (Individual Stories, Buffalo Soldiers, The Army Experience, Other Services) to see a list of resources. 

Colonel Charles Young

The Story of Colonel Charles Young

from the Trust for Public Lands

Buffalo Soldiers

Did you know an Arizona fort was the home of the U.S. Army's Buffalo Soldiers?

Learn about Fort Huachuca's museums via Arizona Central

General Parker

 "Upon his retirement in 1990, General Parker was the highest ranking African American Military Intelligence Branch Officer in the history of the U.S. Army."

Learn more from Tucson Rotary Club