The Center for African American Military History (CAAMH), inc., dba Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (BSNM), is dedicated to exploring and displaying the stories and contributions of African Americans in the military by way of performing and visual arts, educational programming. and exhibitions.
Our hope is to extend public knowledge of achievements of all of America’s African American armed forces personnel to the full general public. Thus building pride and patriotism throughout all of America’s communities, with particular emphasis on the youth.
The purpose of the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum (BSNM) is to educate, preserve, promote, and perpetuate the history, tradition, and outstanding contributions of the Buffalo Soldier towards the development and defense of America from The Revolutionary War to the present.
- In its first year of operation, the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum had over 20,000 visitors.
- In recognition of the museum’s contributions to its surrounding community and all of Houston, Houston Mayor Lee P. Brown proclaimed November 30, 2001 as Buffalo Soldiers Day.
- The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum has conducted and preserved interviews with the last Buffalo Soldiers, from World War II, Troopers Galvan, Joseph, Brown and Powell.
- The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum is a participant in the Veteran’s Registry Initiative with Texas Southern University and the Library of Congress.
- The Buffalo Soldiers Museum has commissioned a play, “Ain’t Nobody Going to Turn Me ‘Round’”. It has been produced for Houston-area social, civic and religious organizations.
- The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum conducts a Fellowship Program with Prairie View A&M University.
- On March 2, 2001 the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum was issued a Certificate of Congressional Recognition from U.S. Congresswoman Ms. Sheila Jackson Lee.