Photograph of the road built by Captain (Col.) Charles young and work crew in Sequoia   Save
Photograph of the road built by Captain (Col.) Charles young and work crew in Sequoia National Park in California
Description: Photograph of the road built by Captain (Col.) Charles young and work crew in Sequoia National Park in California. 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_B01F022
Subjects: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Horses; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
Places: Photograph of the road built by Captain (Col.) Charles young and work crew in Sequoia National Park in California