Hazel Harrison photgraph   Save
Hazel Harrison photgraph
Description: Photograph of pianist Hazel Harrison signed and addressed to Ada Young, wife of Charles Young. Inscription reads: "To dear Mrs Young with my best wishes. Sincerely, Hazel Harrison, Dec. 18, 1924." Charles Young was the first African American to reach the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army and, at the time of his death in 1922, was the highest-ranking African American officer in the Army. He is known for having been forced into retirement due to health concerns before the start of World War I and later riding from Wilberforce, Ohio, to Washington, D.C. to prove his physical fitness for duty. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: NAM_MSS3_B02F082
Subjects: African American women; Artists; Music; Musicians; Military officers; World War I, 1914-1918; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
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