CHARLES YOUNG MONUMENT TO BECOME A NATIONAL MONUMENT

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc, made the site of his former home available to the federal government to establish a monument dedicated to him. Col. Charles Young, a distinguished officer in the United States Army, was the third black to graduate from West Point and first to achieve a colonel ranking. He later became a professor of military science at Wilberforce University.

The Dayton Daily News first reported the designations late Thursday night…see article here

Sources:
»Obama to declare five national monuments Monday, sources say. Washington Post
»Wilberforce’s Charles Young Buffalo Soliders to become national monument. Dayton Daily News

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