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The Life and Times of Colonel Charles Young

Presented by the National Parks Service (NPS)

2022-02-10 19:00:00 2022-02-10 20:00:00 America/New_York The Life and Times of Colonel Charles Young Park Rangers from the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Wilberforce, Ohio will share the story behind Colonel Young's life and the legacy he created.   Virtual -

Thursday, February 10
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Add to Calendar 2022-02-10 19:00:00 2022-02-10 20:00:00 America/New_York The Life and Times of Colonel Charles Young Park Rangers from the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Wilberforce, Ohio will share the story behind Colonel Young's life and the legacy he created.   Virtual -

Park Rangers from the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in Wilberforce, Ohio will share the story behind Colonel Young's life and the legacy he created.  

Charles Young, born to enslaved parents, persevered through racism and prejudice to become one of the first African American graduates from West Point Military Academy and went on to serve in many capacities and missions throughout the United States and the world at a time when opportunities for Black Americans were severely restricted. 

Join Park Ranger Roger Osorio, from the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument, to learn about the accomplishments of this distinguished individual.

Created on March 25, 2013, Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument preserves and interprets the history and legacies of Colonel Charles Young and the famed Buffalo Soldiers of the U.S. Army. Learn more at nps.gov/chyo

 Registration is required to attend this event.

Please contact mzimmerman@alexlibraryva.org with questions or for more information. 

 

Image taken from the https://www.nps.gov/seki/learn/historyculture/young.htm Credits: National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center, Wilberforce, Ohio

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