We are building the largest available resource archive for information, materials, programs and research relating to Charles Young. See below for just the beginning of this exciting project.

Recent News

 April 29, 2022

Senator Portman’s Visit to the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument
On June 26, 2020, Ohio Senator Rob Portman visited the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument to discuss the Restore Our Parks Act.

We Return Fighting Exhibition in Washington DC
December 2019 – The We Return Fighting Exhibition opened at the National Museum of African American History and Culture highlighting nine people (exhibition luminaries), one of whom is Charles Young. Although the exhibition closed during the pandemic, view the highlights here.

Colonel Charles Young Memorial Highway – NPR Panel Discussion
In November of 2019, California renamed a portion of Highway 198 to commemorate Charles Young. To celebrate the unveiling, there was a panel discussion about Charles Young’s accomplishments and legacy on the local NPR station.

General Information

National Trust for Historic Preservation

Wikipedia – Charles Young

Arlington National Cemetery page

Author & Historian Brian G. Shellum’s Facebook page

National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center

Camp Nelson National Monument in Kentucky

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument

National Park Service Site

National Park Foundation Site

President Obama’s Proclamation

Wikipedia Page

NPS Facebook Page

Buffalo Soldier – The Trust for Public Land

The Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks

Media/Educational Links

National Park Service Programs

PBS Learning Media

Brigham Young University

Community of Interested Parties

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Charles Young Page

The Long Riders Guild

Other News and Information

Colonel Charles Young Memorial Highway Designation – 8.17.18 – California (+second link)

Kentucky Resolution to name Route 11 as the “Colonel Charles Young Memorial Highway”

Omega Psi Phi Motorcycle Ride

Black Veterans accept Honorary Doctorate Degree For Colonel Young from Wilberforce University


African American Officers in Liberia: A Pestiferous Rotation, 1910–1942
Aug 1, 2018
by Brian G. Shellum

Black Cadet in a White Bastion: Charles Young at West Point
Apr 1, 2006
by Brian G. Shellum

Black Officer in a Buffalo Soldier Regiment: The Military Career of Charles Young
Feb 1, 2010
by Brian G. Shellum

In the Summer of 1903- Colonel Charles Young and the Buffalo Soldiers in Sequoia National Park
Paperback – 2005

Fayette County, Ohio: Including the Colonel Charles Young House, the Lynchburg Covered Bridge, and More
Aug 2, 2012
by Martha Martin

Disclaimer: BGCYF is providing links to other organizations that have posted resources relating to the life of Charles Young for the convenience of our visitors.  We do not endorse, recommend or favor any of the listed resources.  If any of the links are incorrect, out-of-date, or navigate to an untended site, we apologize and would appreciate your feedback so that we may correct any errors.

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