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Buffalo Soldiers host essay, coloring contests


The Los Angeles chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the legacy of one of the most storied Black military regiments in American history, will host a Buffalo Soldiers Community Holiday Event Nov. 27 at Rowley Park in Gardena and the winners of their essay and coloring contests will be presented.

The essay contest is open to young people and each entrant will receive a gift. One grand prize winner earns a $200 college savings bond. Participants must write about the history, life and contributions of the Buffalo Soldiers.

The deadline to submit an essay is Nov. 20, however interested people can contact the event organizers until Nov. 25.

The coloring contest is open to youth, and the winners receive a $100 savings bond.
All essays should be sent to, and coloring contest entries should be mailed to P.O. Box 5071 Gardena, CA 90249.

The event will include refreshments, raffles, fun, and a chance to meet and be photographed with surviving members of the squadron.

The Buffalo Soldiers Traveling museum, showcasing the rich history of the organization, will also be featured along with The Black Inventors Museum which will give attendees an extensive look into the imagination of past and present Black innovators.