Buffalo Soldiers – Black soldiers fought in Washington’s army during the War of Independence, and served with Andrew Jackson at New Orleans in 1815. Late in 1861, Colonel T. W. Higginson took command of the First Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers, the first Black regiment in the service of the United States.
On June 28, 1866, an Act of Congress authorized the creation of two cavalry and four infantry regiments, “which shall be composed of colored men.” Continue reading
Soul Train can be traced back to 1965 when WCIU-TV was a start-up UHF station. (You remember on your black and white TV you had to turn the top knob to UHF then turn the knob below it to channel 26.) Kiddie-a-gogo which was the first name.
Featured minority African American groups of studio dancers with a few guest dancers. Don Cornelius was a back up Disc Jockey at a Chicago radio station WVON and was hired by WCIU-TV in 1967.
- Dave Koz & Friends – The 25th of December
- Ginger Baker – Why
- Stanley Clarke – Up
- Adam Cruz – Milestone
- Gregg Karukas – Soul Secrets
- New Gary Burton Quartet – Common Ground
- It’s Christmas on Mack Avenue
- Stanley Jordan – Friends
- A Michael Feinstein Christmas
- John Beasley, Darryl Jones, Ndugu Chancler – 3 Brave Souls