The Buffalo Soldier
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Curtis Odom, history instructor for Panola College, will be featured as the Lunchbox Lecture speaker at noon, Tuesday, February 26, 2013. In commemoration of black history month, Curtis Odom will present the history of the Buffalo Soldier. The Buffalo Soldier was a name given to black soldiers by Indians on the High Plains during and after the Civil War. Mr. Odom will relate the story of how these black soldiers took their place in the United States military despite chronic mistreatment from their fellow servicemen. Mr. Odom is an instructor of history at Panola College where he has taught for five years. Odom has presented papers at the West History Association Spring Meeting in 2008 and at the Timpson Area Genealogical and Heritage Society in 2010. The program will begin at noon in the Panola College M. P. Baker Library which is located at the Carthage campus. This is a free event for the community. For additional information please contact 903-693-2091 or [email protected].