: Letter from Charles Young's daughter, Marie "Kikik" Young, written to her grandfather in French. 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.
: NAM_MSS2_B01F07 Subjects
: Correspondence; African American children; African American men; African American women; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.; Military officers; World War I, 1914-1918 Places
: Marie Young letter to her grandfather, April 28, 1914