Marable, Frederick

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Name

Marable, Frederick

Class

2016

Biography

Born in Anna, Illinois in 1955, Frederick Marable served in the US Army, 1973 – 1977. After relocating to Arizona in 1990, Frederick was employed by First Transit Bus Transportation. In 2007 Frederick founded the Official Arizona Centennial Legacy “Buffalo Soldiers of the Arizona Territory – Ladies and Gentlemen of the Regiment,” based in Mesa. As a Color/Honor Guard member, Frederickhas participated in many civic and veteran events such as the Tuskegee Airmen commemorative events; also reenactments of the Civil War and the Spanish-American War, and the Indian Wars, portraying Buffalo Soldiers Isaiah Mays and Benjamin Brown. The creator of a traveling Buffalo Soldiers museum, Frederick speaks to students and adults about the impact of the Buffalo Soldiers on American history. Frederick is a nationally recognized activist in the fight against prostate cancer.