Charles Noel Young and unidentified children photograph   Save
Description: Photograph of Charles Noel Young, son of Colonel Charles Young, standing with two other children near the Young family barn. 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_B02F71_04
Subjects: African American men; African American children; Young, Charles, 1864-1922.
Places: Wilberforce (Ohio); Greene County (Ohio)