: A typed correspondence from Col. Young to Arthur Spingarn, concerning his rejection to the Position of Director of the NAACP. 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.
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: NAM_MSS3_B01F17 Subjects
: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Horses; Young, Charles, 1864-1922. Places
: Correspondence between Col. Charles Young and Arthur Spingarn enquiring Young’s acceptance of being the Director of the NAACP