GSAAC Buffalo Soldiers

Greater Southern Arizona Area Chapter

Over the past seven years, various Buffalo Soldier organizations have been working with Tucson City Council Members to honor the contributions of some of America’s greatest heroes, the Buffalo Soldiers. Meetings and discussions have led to the dedicating and reserving a plot of land at the Quincie Douglas center that will be the future site of a Buffalo Soldiers Memorial. The neighborhood surrounding the center is one of the oldest historically black neighborhoods in Tucson. Unfortunately, most Tucsonans and residents of this community do not know the rich history of the neighborhood and the significant contributions that Black Americans have made to Tucson, Arizona, and our nation. There are currently no monuments in Tucson that recognize or honor the contributions of Black Americans in the defense of the nation. We want to change this! The members of Greater Southern Arizona Area Chapter, 9th and 10th Calvary and members of the Omega Phi Psi fraternity are excited to partner with Tucson Ward 5 City Council Member Richard Fimbres to build a memorial to the Buffalo Soldiers.

The Need

At this present time there are no monuments or museums in the Tucson representative of contributions Black Americans made in settling Southern Arizona and the West.

The Purpose

To preserve and recognize the important contributions of the Buffalo Soldiers who were stationed in Arizona.

  • Raise awareness of the contributions that the Buffalo Soldiers made in settling the Southwest, Arizona and their connection to Tucson, AZ.
  • To recognize the contributions of the Buffalo Soldiers in protecting the nation in a time of war.
  • Establish a suitable memorial to honor the Buffalo Soldiers, and showcase their exploits in the Southwest and war campaigns.

Mission Statement

To “educate” the Tucson community about rich history of the Buffalo Soldiers and their positive impact on defending the nation and settling Southern Arizona and other Western states.