Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
Every once in a while, a project comes along that is so impactful, you wish you could share it with the world. The National Park Service, Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument’s project was one such gift. BPI had the honor of conducting 70 oral history interviews from coast to coast capturing the amazing experiences of the brave African American service members who served during World War II and Korea.
BPI was hired to identify, research, and film all interviews. Filming 70 interviews under normal conditions is no easy feat but when the average age of your interview subjects is 94, you realize that there will be some challenges ahead. In addition to that, the country was fighting its own battle with a pandemic that threatened America’s senior community. But with meticulous planning and rigid safety protocols production commenced.
Story after story was filled with bravery, courage, and sometimes heartache but they always left us in awe and with profound appreciation for these fine soldiers. Not only did the production conclude with seventy riveting stories, it showcased the extreme heroism of some of America’s top men and women whose stories may otherwise never have been told. This was a rewarding project that will forever be remembered as one of our most treasured.