Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Buffalo Soldier

Just jammin out to some Buffalo Soldier and listened in on the words and felt pretty ignorant for never really paying attention to the story being told. The Buffalo Soldiers were a segregated regiment of black cavalry fighters during the American campaign to rid the West of "Indians" so that "civilized" white people could gain the lands used by Native Americans. Ironically, many of the soldiers were slaves taken from Africa. Bob Marley gives a small history lesson as a protest song about the black man's role in building the country that continues to oppress him.

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