Newspaper Clipping Detailing Charles Young’s Ride from Wilberforce to Washington   Save
Newspaper Clipping Detailing Charles Young’s Ride from Wilberforce to Washington D.C.
Description: Newspaper clipping detailing the famous Charles Young’s ride from Wilberforce to Washington D.C. 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_B01F70
Subjects: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Horses; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
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