Despite their relentless efforts to protect and provide for the west, Buffalo Soldiers were treated with hatred.
On July 3, 1919, a group of Buffalo Soldiers arrived in Bisbee, Arizona to march in the Independence Day parade, but many white residents were displeased by their presence in the local community.
The soldiers quickly became the target of racial discrimination. Discord broke out between white policemen and the heroic nomads. It is believed that local law enforcement instigated a fight as an excuse to shoot them.
Although no one died, many were injured. The Buffalo Soldiers still marched in the parade.
– Amanda Fox, The 100 Companies