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Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument, Wilberforce

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The Colonel Charles Young house is a National Historic Landmark in Wilberforce, Ohio. A career U.S. Army officer, Charles Young was born into slavery in Kentucky in 1864. He was the third African American graduate of West Point, the first black U.S. national park superintendent, the first African American military attaché, and the highest ranking black officer in the United States Army until his death in 1922. He also taught military science at Wilberforce University.
On March 25, 2013, under the Antiquities Act, President Barack Obama designated the house as the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument, a unit of the National Park Service. Operated as a house museum with exhibits as well about the Buffalo Soldiers, it is currently open for public visitation.
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  • The recap of Charles Young military career reveals a dedicated man battling the prejudice of his age. His forced retirement before WWI to avoid his commanding white soldiers in France, then his... 
    The recap of Charles Young military career reveals a dedicated man battling the prejudice of his age. His forced retirement before WWI to avoid his commanding white soldiers in France, then his...  more »
  • A few quick facts about the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers NPS site. - Charles Young was the 1st African American superintendent of a US National Park (Sequoia) - Commander of the 9th & 10th... 
    A few quick facts about the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers NPS site. - Charles Young was the 1st African American superintendent of a US National Park (Sequoia) - Commander of the 9th & 10th...  more »
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  • This National Monument was Charles Young’s home and not far from Dayton, OH. If you like history, this place worth visiting. Park Ranger is very friendly and informative, offered us a tour and played video for us, even let us picked up some tomatoes from the veggie garden!! You can get the National park passport stamped here, no gift shop but you can pick up a small free gift here as souvenir. Restroom is available.
  • My husband's and I visited on a Wednesday morning. We watched the film and toured the exhibit. The park ranger was very informative and friendly. Only a few rooms were open as there is a restoration planned to begin in a week or two, so it will be closed for about a year and a half while that happens. It will be interesting to see it afterwards when it returns to how it looked during the years Young lived there in the early 1900's. I was able to get my passport stamp as well.

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