Cameron University celebrates Black History month

photo of Wallace C. MooreIn recognition of Black History Month, Cameron University will present noted living history reenactor Wallace Moore, Sr. on Thursday, February 10 at 11 a.m. The presentation will take place in the CETES Conference Center on the west side of the Cameron campus and is open to the public at no charge. A reception and book signing will follow the presentation.

Moore will speak about the history of the Buffalo Soldiers, including prominent historical figures including Henry Flipper, the first African-American to graduate from West Point and the first black commissioned officer in the U.S. military, and Emanuel Stance, the first African-American to win the Medal of Honor. His cast of characters also includes Augustus Walley, who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Indian Wars and who was recommended for another for his service during the Spanish-American War.

Moore is a living history interpreter who has performed for schools, churches and museums throughout Oklahoma. Retired from the U.S. Army, he is dedicated to the preservation of the black men and women who were involved in the settling of the West.

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January 27, 2011

PR# 11-015