Photograph of Col. Charles Young taken in 1919   Save
Photograph of Col. Charles Young taken in 1919
Description: A Photograph of Col. Charles Young taken in 1919. 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_P3_B01F016
Subjects: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Horses; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
Places: Photograph of Col. Charles Young taken in 1919