: A hand-written letter to Ada Young from her daughter “Kikik,” thanking her mother for the box of perfume and telling her about her trips throughout Paris. Kikik’s father, Col. Charles Young was the first African American to reach the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army. In 1918, after being forced into retirement, due to health concerns, he rode on horseback from Wilberforce, Ohio to Washington D.C. to prove his physical fitness for duty. View on Ohio Memory.
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: Correspondence between Ada Young and her daughter “Kikik”