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Arminita Young photograph
Description: Photograph of Charles Young's mother, Arminita, and her second husband. 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_B02F84_C
Subjects: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Military officers; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
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