: Photograph of Ada Young, the wife of Charles Young, with Lucienne Dalencour and Winnifred Scott. 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_B06F21_B Subjects
: African American women; African American men; African American soldiers; Military officers; Correspondence; Young, Charles, 1864-1922. Places
: Charles Young