"...No chains around my feet, but I'm not free..."
~ Bob Marley - Concrete Jungle
"...Just once let the black man get
upon his person the brass letters, U.S.; let him get an eagle on his button,
and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pocket, and there is no power
on earth which can deny that he has earned the right to citizenship..."
~ Frederick Douglas
1. What was a "Buffalo Soldier" and
how did they get their name?
2. What is
3. Read the lyrics to Bob Marley's song Buffalo
Soldier. What are the singer's feelings regarding African Americans serving
in the U.S army? What lines in the song reveal this information? Do the singer
and Douglas share the same view or attitude? Explain.
4. In the
5. Cause and Effect:
a) Identify and discuss two reasons for the
b) Identify and discuss two consequences of
the Emancipation Proclamation.
* "In July1866, Congress passed legislation establishing two cavalry and four infantry whose enlisted composition was to be made up of African-Americans. The majority of the new recruits had served in all Black units during the war. They were called
Mullin, Matthew. "