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Charles Noel Young and unidentified woman photograph
Description: Photograph of Charles Noel Young, the son of Colonel Charles Young, and an unidentified woman. 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_J
Subjects: African American soldiers; African American men; African American women; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
Places: Charles Noel Young and unidentified woman photograph