: A postcard from the “Comique Series” sent from “Kikik” Young to her little cousins Nibbs, Mary and Samy. Kikik’s father, Colonel 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.
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: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Horses; Young, Charles, 1864-1922. Places
: Correspondence between “Kikik” and her cousin’s Nibbs, Mary and Samy