Arminta Young’s Invitation Card from the Phillis Wheatley Assoc.   Save
Arminta Young’s Invitation Card from the Phillis Wheatley Assoc.
Description: Correspondence Sent to Arminta Bruen Young from the Phillis Wheatley Assoc. Arminta Young, mother of Col. Charles Young who 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_B01F66
Subjects: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Horses; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
Places: Arminta Young’s Invitation Card from the Phillis Wheatley Assoc.