Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument

Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument

The Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument, a National Monument of the United States, commemorates the life of Charles Young (1864-1922), an escaped slave who rose to become a Buffalo Soldier in the United States Army and its first African-American colonel.

It is located on United States Route 42 in Wilberforce, Ohio, in a house purchased by Young in 1907 that was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1974.

In March 2013, President Obama established the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument.