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Queene E. Edmonds photograph
Description: Photograph of Queenie E. Edmonds, a friend or relative of Colonel Charles Young. 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_MSS5_B10F04_A
Subjects: African American women; African American soldiers; African American men; Newspapers; Correspondence; Military officers; World War I, 1914-1918; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
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