Newspaper Clipping on Charles Young’s Spingarn Medal Ceremony in Massachusetts   Save
Newspaper Clipping on Charles Young’s Spingarn Medal Ceremony in Massachusetts
Description: A Newspaper Clipping on Charles Young receiving the Spingarn Medal for his services in organizing the Liberian Constabulary and roads in the Republic of Liberia. 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_B01F67
Subjects: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Horses; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
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