The Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers Motorcycle Club of
Alabama, Birmingham Chapter was founded by Joseph
“Ace Outlaw” Hill in September 2006 with the dream and
passion to create a positive image for African Americans in
this city and across the nation. The National Association of
Buffalo Soldiers & Troopers Motorcycle Club is an
organization that participates in a multitude of functions to
educate and raise money for various charities. With the
amazing history of our ancestors, we take pride in
empowering the minds of our youth with knowledge and
honor to keep the legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers alive.
In August of 2006, Joseph “Ace Outlaw” Hill, attended the National Roundup in
Fort Pierce Florida along with Grover Burns, Sebastian Dixon and Donald Webber.
During this trip they met a group of guys called` The Buffalo Soldiers`. This is
where the journey began. There after, Joseph began to live and breathe Buffalo
Soldiers. He first met Iceman, President of the Huntsville Alabama Chapter. He
later found out that the National President, Thomas “T. C.” Costley, was also in
attendance. He then began a relentless search and found the man he was looking
for. Immediately they connected. Calling home, he informed his friends about his
experience. We knew then, he was a changed man. He was a man on a mission.
In September he and his love, Charlotte Garrett, made a trip to Huntsville Alabama
and gathered all the information needed to get the ball rolling .They then traveled
to Georgia with the Huntsville Chapter to meet more soldiers. At that point it was
done. Joseph decided that Birmingham was going to have a chapter of The Buffalo
Soldiers He made a list of friends and fellow officers, whom he knew would be
good soldiers, and called them up. Joseph asked some and told others, that he
wanted them to come on board. Of course, they all followed without hesitation.
The first meeting was held September 9th at the Touchdown Café. He expeditiously
ordered t-shirts for the next ride to Mississippi where many Soldiers were in
attendance. Those who rode included Joseph Hill, Terizian Tolbert, Walt Williams,
Steve Debrow, Sebastian Dixon, and Alvin Hawkins. The next weekend was Myrtle
Beach, South Carolina. And of course many soldiers followed, even in the bitter
cold. There he presented colors to the first group of Birmingham Chapter Buffalo
Soldiers, Roosevelt Brock, Sebastian Dixon, Walt Williams, Steve Debrow, and our
first associate and first lady, Charlotte Garrett. History was in the making. There
following, Joseph recruited 25 strong soldiers. As we know, the following weekend
brought about a change in Denham Springs Louisiana .The founder of the
Birmingham Chapter, Joseph “Ace Outlaw “ Hill, went home to Glory. He was
killed in a tragic accident where he saved the life of his special lady, Charlotte
Garrett. But before he left us, he brought together many friends to create a strong
and respectable family. He will be forever in our hearts as well as be remembered
as a man with a dream who carried out his mission with zeal, and showed the true
meaning of leadership as a `True Man` as well as a `Buffalo Soldier`.
We can and We will continue to keep his dream alive and educate future Buffalo
Soldiers as well as the youth in our community, and the Birmingham area..
Joseph “Ace Outlaw” Hill
June 26, 1961 to October 15, 2006