"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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The official introductory film of Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument. The biographical film of Charles Young, quintessential soldier, Civil Rights pioneer, family man. Learn about this iconic American hero whose legacy resonates to this day. This film has been updated to reflect Young's posthumous promotion to Brigadier General.

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Buffalo Soldiers and Baseball

The Buffalo Soldiers played baseball from Alaska to Hawaii and everywhere in between. Discover the connections they have to baseball.

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Young family home long-term closure

The Young family home is now closed for an extensive renovation. House tours are unavailable. Click for complete details.

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Disruption to In-Person Visitor Services

On Friday, October 27th, in-person visitor services will end at the Payne Seminary Library and will pause until the Young home reopens.

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General Charles Young

The life of General Charles Young was filled with memorable highs and demoralizing lows. Learn more about this true American hero.

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Charles Young's Family

Throughout Charles Young’s life, his family supported and encouraged him. Learn more about the people who made the man.

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Buffalo Soldiers by the Decades

Discover the people, places and events that shaped the Buffalo Soldiers for almost 90 years.

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Buffalo Soldiers in the National Parks

Discover the history and legacy of the Buffalo Soldiers in the national parks when you read their amazing stories.

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Education Programs

Explore the stories of the Buffalo Soldiers through our education programs.

Guest Speaker

Park Rangers are available to present programs to classrooms, community organizations, veteran groups, libraries, and more.

Last updated: March 27, 2024

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