Program from the Memorial Service in Honor of the Late Col. Charles S. Young   Save
Program from the Memorial Service in Honor of the Late Col. Charles S. Young
Description: Memorial Service Program for Col. Charles Young given by the Erie Branch N.A.A.C.P. at St. James A.M.E. 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 fitness for duty. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: NAM_MSS21_B01F15
Subjects: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Horses; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
Places: Program from the Memorial Service in Honor of the Late Col. Charles S. Young