By: Dean Mitchell
Watercolor, 18 x 30 in.
“Raymond Bardwell was a member of the Buffalo Soldiers 9th Calvary Regiment. It was an enlightening experience to hear his story along with others I spoke with in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Their honesty on the subject of race while serving in the military was difficult to hear, but I realized the only way we move forward as a nation is to address the truth no matter how difficult.”