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Publication Criticizing Black Officers Newspaper Clipping Editorial Written by Col. Charles Young in Response to West Point
Description: Newspaper clipping in which Col. Charles Young answers criticisms in response to a West Point publication concerning Negro officers. 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_B01F72
Subjects: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Horses; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
Places: Publication Criticizing Black Officers Newspaper Clipping Editorial Written by Col. Charles Young in Response to West Point