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Buffalo Soldiers

African Americans have served proudly in every great American war. In 1866, through an act of Congress, legislation was adopted to create six all African American Army units forming the Buffalo Soldiers. The Bexar County Buffalo Soldiers Association is based in San Antonio, Texas and carries on the legacy of the infamous Buffalo Soldiers by educating their audiences on the enduring efforts and challenges faced by freemen of the Union Army. These fighting men represented the first Black professional soldiers in a peacetime army and recruits came from varied backgrounds including former slaves and veterans from service in the Civil War.  Discover their challenges despite being parts of the Union Army and free citizens of the United States.

Community Hero

[com•mu•ni•ty he•ro] - noun

Any individual or group who unselfishly contributes to a greater good through their actions, determination, and influence to make a difference in their community and country.

NOMINATE YOUR COMMUNITY HERO!

1. Share a picture of your Hero on social media using #operationcommunity

2. Tag Grunt Style’s page

3. Include a short bio of why this person is a Hero

4. Alternative means of entry; email socialmediainquiry@gruntstyle.com

Suresh

In 2003, overcoming incredible odds, Suresh was hired by the top police agency in the state of New Jersey that, until that time, had never hired a minority officer in the history of the department. Many referred to Suresh as “Jackie Robinson” for breaking the color barrier in a town with deep rooted, historical ties to racism.

He’s a Black American patriot, community service member, positive contributor, mentor, and successful entrepreneur.

Cathay

Cathay Williams, the first African American woman to serve in the United States Military. She posed as Private William Cathay due to the laws in place at the time but in order to serve her country. 

Discover how Cathay carved a symbolically important place in the history of the American Woman, the history of African Americans, and the history of the United States Army.

Paula

Paula has dedicated her career to the Inner-City and Urban high schools to teach these youth leadership skills. She has developed a program designed to empower our high school youth for nine weeks to engage in a strenuous leadership curriculum and lesson plan tailored to their needs. The leadership program builds their confidence, leadership skills, and self-esteem to become leaders in their communities.

After they have completed their nine-week program, they are empowered to organize and participate in their very own P.A.M. Media Outreach Urban Communities Teen Summit designed especially for their school. 

NOMINATE YOUR COMMUNITY HERO!

1. Share a picture of your Hero on social media using #operationcommunity

2. Tag Grunt Style’s page

3. Include a short bio of why this person is a Hero

4. Alternative means of entry; email socialmediainquiry@gruntstyle.com

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#communityhero

#herodefined

#community

#forwardwithpurpose

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