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The National Park Service Presents: Charles Young 150th Birthday Commemoration
Colonel Charles Young was the highest ranking African-American commanding officer in the United States Army from 1894 until his death in 1922. He also served as the first African-American superintendent of a national park, overseeing Sequoia and General Grant (now Kings Canyon) National Parks while commanding a troop of Buffalo Soldiers in the years before the creation of the National Park Service. For more information about the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument go to www.nps.gov/CHYO.
This program is part of an ongoing series of public programs offered by Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument to promote public understanding of the history and special places that have been included in the National Park System.
For more information call (513)-607-0315.
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