I SEE U, Episode 88: The Blood-Stained Banner Of Juneteenth

Filmmaker Dru Holley and historian Cale Carter use JUNETEENTH as a backdrop and examine the untold history and complex legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers, the all-Black military regiments who primarily served on the Western frontier following the Civil War.


Buffalo Soldiers Fighting on Two Fronts Director Dru Holley and  Cale Carter II
Director of Exhibitions 
Center for African American Military History
Buffalo Soldiers National Museum


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A fresh documentary has been released on PBS that explores a rich, but complicated history of the Buffalo Soldiers. Film director Dru Holley says these 19th century troops fought military conflicts abroad all while being confronted with civil rights struggles at home. Join us for a special edition of I SEE U that honors the national holiday, JUNETEENTH. Host Eddie Robinson chats with documentarian Dru Holley, as he shares his inspiration behind the film, Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts. Plus, I SEE U travels to the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum in Houston to learn more about the many troops, who had been former slaves in the South, that were now suddenly wearing a uniform of the United States Army. The museum's exhibitions director and historian, Cale Carter II, provides insight into the challenges researchers are facing today as it relates to bias at certain phases of study and data collection. We find out how this dynamic could impact the next generation of learning and knowledge of Black military history.


This article is part of the podcast I SEE U with Eddie Robinson

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Eddie Robinson

Eddie Robinson

Executive Producer & Host, I SEE U

A native of Mississippi, Eddie started his radio career as a 10th grader, working as a music jock for a 100,000-Watt (Pop) FM station and a Country AM station simultaneously. While Mississippi Governor Ray Mabus had nominated him for the U.S. Naval Academy in 1991, Eddie had an extreme passion...

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