The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is celebrating  Black History Month with a temporary exhibit thru the end of the month and a special program this Saturday.

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) will present a program entitled, “Buffalo Soldiers in the Equality State.”The program, free and open to the public, is Feb19, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. The speaker is Tom Rea, a Casper editor and historian.The Buffalo Soldiers were black men that served in segregated U.S. Infantry and Cavalry regiments following the Civil War. During the program, Rea will provide an overview of Buffalo Soldiers from the Civil War into the 20th century. He will also discuss Buffalo Soldiers in Wyoming, and their involvement in specific events, such as the Johnson County War, which occurred in 1892.

This morning Alex Rose from the center joined us to talk about it.