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
"The thing then to be desired above all others is confidence in one's self..." Charles Young
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Park Introductory Film
The official introductory film for Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument.
The Buffalo Soldiers
Learn more about the men who battled enemies of the United States abroad all the while as they struggled to earn equality at home.
Colonel Charles Young
The life of Colonel Charles Young was filled with memorable highs and demoralizing lows. Learn more about this true American hero.
The former home to Colonel Charles Young, now the face of the nation's 401st NPS site. Learn what makes this place so special.
Plan Your Visit to the Park
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