Newspaper Clipping from the Los Angeles New Age– “Poem by William H. Ricks to Lt.   Save
Newspaper Clipping from the Los Angeles New Age– “Poem by William H. Ricks to Lt. Col. Young Read at NAACP Meeting”
Description: Newspaper Clipping from the Los Angeles New Age– “Poem by William H. Ricks to Lt. Col. Young Read at NAACP Meeting”. 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_B01F74
Subjects: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Horses; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
Places: Newspaper Clipping from the Los Angeles New Age– “Poem by William H. Ricks to Lt. Col. Young Read at NAACP Meeting”