Michael N. Searles is an assistant professor of history at Augusta State University, Augusta, Georgia. Professor Searles who is a contributor to the award winning Black Cowboy of Texas specializes in Black Cowboys, Buffalo Soldiers, and the American West. Searles is currently co-editing an anthology on the Buffalo Soldiers in the West scheduled for publication in 2006. A nationally recognized consultant and presenter, “Cowboy Mike” as Professor Searles’s is known to many, speaks to public school audiences, libraries, universities, and community groups.
Benjamin O. Davis Sr. was the first African American to be named a general in the American military. Davis claimed to have been born on July 1, 1877, but, according to some sources, his birthdate may have been in May 1880 and that he lied … Read MoreBenjamin O. Davis Sr. (1877-1970)