Cadet Charles Young

In 1889, Charles Young became the third African American to graduate and receive a commission as a second lieutenant from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1889 — the last to do so until Benjamin O. Davis Jr. in 1936, and the first to advance to the rank of colonel in the regular Army. (Photo: U.S. Army)

In 1889, Charles Young became the third African American to graduate and receive a commission as a second lieutenant from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1889 — the last to do so until Benjamin O. Davis Jr. in 1936, and the first to advance to the rank of colonel in the regular Army. (Photo: U.S. Army)

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Cadet Charles Young

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