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Marie Young riding a pony photograph
Description: Photograph of Marie Young, the daughter of Colonel Charles Young, riding a pony. 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_B02F63_1
Subjects: African American men; African American women; African American children; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
Places: Wilberforce (Ohio); Greene County (Ohio)