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.