"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.

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Features

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A WWII Buffalo Soldier's Story

Hear and see the story of Harold Warren, Jr, a WWII Buffalo Soldier, in this new short documentary video by StoryCorps and the park.

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Cell Phone Audio Tour

Learn about Charles Young and the Wilberforce, Ohio community anytime, anywhere, day or night with the park's new cell phone audio tour.

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Traveling Banner Exhibition Display

Available to educational institutions is the park's new traveling banner exhibition. Four banners and supplemental materials make up the exhibit.

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Colonel Charles Young

A Triumph of Tragedy

View the official introductory film to the park. This short, 9 minute+ film documents various aspects of Charles Young's inspiring life.

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Official Park Newsletter - Premiere Edition

It's here! The premiere edition of the park's newsletter, The Bugler's Call. Download your copy and read up on park-related events.

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The New Junior Ranger & Kids Sections Are Here!

It's finally here! The new Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers Jr. Ranger section is now live and ready for you. Visit the page to find out more!

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This Week at Hopewell Culture

Looking for something fun & memorable to do this summer? Look no further! Visit our upcoming events page to see what's going on in the park.

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William Howard Taft; Public Servant

Visit the Cincinnati two-story Greek Revival house where William Howard Taft was born & grew up. A true civil servant, from Hamilton county to D.C

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Dayton's National Park

Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical Park invites you to explore its five sites about the Wright brothers and Paul Laurence Dunbar.

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