New exhibit honors first female African-American soldier

Female soldier part of African-American history

Female soldier part of African-American history

Excalibur Exhibits designed and built an exhibit that honors the first female African-American soldier, Cathay Williams, now on display at the Buffalo Soldier National Museum in Houston. Williams had to disguise herself as a man in order to join the military unit. The exhibit is presented by the Pantheon of Women, a Houston film company that is making a movie, “Buffalo Soldier Girl,” based on her story.

Cathay Williams wanted to fight but she couldn’t enlist with the Buffalo Soldiers, the first African-American military unit in the U.S., because she was a woman. So, she disguised herself as a man and joined up. Come and look at the exhibit Excalibur Exhibits created to honor this brave woman.

Peggy Swords

About Peggy Swords

Peggy Swords is the founder and president of Excalibur Exhibits, a $10 million Houston-based exhibit manufacturing and production corporation. Excalibur Exhibits designs, builds, delivers, assembles and disassembles as many as 300 exhibits per year. Swords was named as a finalist for NAWBO Houston 2003 Woman Business Owner of the Year and 2005 Enterprising Woman of the Year Finalist. Additionally, Excalibur Exhibits is a five time member of the Inc 5000, a three time member of the LSU100 and a two time member of the Houston Fast 100, a list of fastest growing privately held companies.