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The 9th and 10th Calvary Regiment  of the Buffula Soldiers were two all Black regiments serving under the United State Army The Buffalo Soldier Calvery Unit resided on Calvary Hill in present day Huntsville, AL during the Spanish- American Wars and many battles against Native tribes of Alabama during the late 19th and early 20th century. 





 alabama bicentennial
There are three Historically Black Institutions of Higher Learning in the Tennessee Valley Area that have been serving the black community since the late 19th century. These insitutions are Alabama Agriculture and Mechanical University; founded in 1875, Oakwood University; founded in 1896, and Joseph Drake State Community  and Technical College; founded in 1961. The exhibit tells of the stories and narratives of just a few of the prominent leaders in these communities who have provided support and fostered growth throughout the larger North Alabama African-American Community.