“40 Feet of African American History” is an exhibit at Hartford, Connecticut’s Global Communications Academy. It is 40 feet of of historical and cultural memorabilia* curated by Ms. Maree Rogers. We highly recommend a tour of the exhibit if you can have it guided by Ms. Rogers. The students love exploring the exhibit, and from it they learn so much about their local and national history.
About the Curator
Maree Rogers, re-enactor of female Buffalo Soldier, “William Cathay,” lecturer, and actress has been a frequent panelist at the National Cowboy Symposium held in Lubbock, Texas, and participated at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center’s “Cowboy Songs” and “Range Ballads” in Cody, Wyoming. She has been interviewed on BBC about the female Buffalo Soldier and Blacks in the West.
In addition, Maree has appeared on Queens College Public TV, Channel 5 in New York “The McCreary Report, “ TNN, QPTV Montana, The Lifetime Channel, and local television in Cody, Wyoming. She also served as one of several guest commentators at the 1999 Annual “Harlem Day Parade” Along with the “Black Cowboy Association,” in 1999 she worked to bring professional rodeo back to New York State.
Television appearances include, “What about Women” (Emmy nominated episode) “Many Moods… ” for PBS and “The File on Jill Hatch” for the BBC/PBS American Playhouse series.
Maree most recently served as a consultant on the first season of HBO’s Emmy award winning series “Deadwood.” She is a lifetime member of the 9th and 10th (horse) Cavalry Association, known as the Buffalo Soldiers.