Writer McBride tells us that the WW2 Buffalo Soldier weren’t the first African Americans to fight for the U.S., in fact, the term Buffalo Soldier dates back to the Mexican War. It was a nickname that the Native Americans gave to them.
All but forgotten to history, suddenly the Buffalo Soldier emerge into our awareness. Good things and service do not get the press. Bad things do. This movie reminds us that ultimately, despite the headlines, it’s good that has real eternal value. Thanks Spike Lee for this epic reminder!
Best part: Plagued by the boy’s traumatic past and language barriers, the characters must find a way to communicate. The soldiers speak English, the kid speaks Italian. Sam Train, a gentle giant comes up with this system of tapping. They connect!
LOVE KNOWS NO LANGUAGE BARRIER. LOVE IS DETERMINED. LOVE WILL MAKE A WAY.