"The thing then to be desired above all others is confidence in one's self..." Charles Young
Throughout his life, Charles Young overcame countless obstacles in his ascent to prominence. In spite of overt racism and stifling inequality, Young rose through the military ranks to become one of the most respected leaders of his time. A well-rounded man with a steadfast devotion to duty, Young led by example and inspired a generation of new leaders.Read More
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Charles Young became the first African-American national park Superintendent in 1903. During that summer, Captain Young and his troopers maintained and managed Sequioa National Park in northern California. The work they completed that summer totaled more than the combined previous three summers of work by other troops. More...