: Newspaper article about Col. Charles Young honoring several Negro officers Bethel at AME Church. 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 ability for duty.
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: Col. Charles Young Speaking at Bethel A.M.E. Church honoring several Negro officers Bethel at AME Church.