Headline Portion of Newspaper Article on Young Receiving Spingarn Medal   Save
Headline Portion of Newspaper Article on Young Receiving Spingarn Medal
Description: A Newspaper Headline 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_B01F68
Subjects: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Horses; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
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