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McMenamins and Oregon Historical Society have teamed up for a Black History Month viewing of Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts-directed by Dru Holley of Vancouver, Washington. Holley will be at the event to answer questions after the presentation. The Buffalo Soldiers-a post-Civil War African American regiment in the United States Army-fought military conflicts abroad and civil rights struggles at home. The story of the Buffalo Soldiers involves historical complexities like race, class, power, colonialism, and western expansion. This film focuses on these Black men, named and nameless, who were part of this complicated history of the American West. Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts was recently named Pacific Northwest Best Documentary at the Tacoma Film Festival, winning the Audience Choice Award.