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Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Gathers For Tulsa Race Massacre Centennial

Members of the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Dallas, Texas chapter pose in Tulsa’s Greenwood District on Saturday, May 29, 2021.
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Members of the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club Dallas, Texas chapter pose in Tulsa’s Greenwood District on Saturday, May 29, 2021.";

The National Association of Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers Motorcycle Club had hundreds of its members ride into Oklahoma to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. 

Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club members from across the nation drove in Tulsa’s Centennial Black Wall Street Heritage Parade on Saturday, dressed head-to-toe in black-and-yellow biker garb. 

This includes Rhonda Gafford, a member of the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club from Louisiana, who came to Tulsa to help raise awareness of the history of the massacre. 

“We just hope that that message is put out on a broader scale, and we just hope that people realize what could have been and what will be going forward,” Gafford said. 

The group is one of the world’s largest predominantly Black motorcycle clubs and honors the history of the 9th and 10th Black Cavalry Regiments, known as “Buffalo Soldiers,” that served in the U.S. Army during the post Civil War era. 

The club has over 120 chapters, including a Lawton chapter. 

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