During the American Civil War, the United States military recruited large numbers of recently freed slaves, many of whom came from Louisiana and would make up the "Corps d'Afrique." These soldiers would later become the United States Colored Troops, the predecessor of the Buffalo Soldiers that served in the frontier of the American West. In honor of Black History Month 2024, come to Mansfield State Historic Site to catch a screening of portions of the movie "Glory"? as well as a presentation on the brave African-American soldiers and sailors who would leave their legacy of service on our country's military history.
Mansfield State Historic Site is located on State Highway 175, three miles south of Mansfield. Admissions are $4.00 per person; free for Seniors 62 and over and children 3 and under. For more information, call 318-872-1474 or visit https://www.lastateparks.com/historic-sites/mansfield-state-historic-site.