Brian G. Shellum,Vincent K. Brooks's Black Cadet in a White Bastion: Charles Young at West Point PDF

By Brian G. Shellum,Vincent K. Brooks

ISBN-10: 0803293151

ISBN-13: 9780803293151

Born in slavery, Charles younger (1864–1922) used to be the 3rd black graduate of West element, the 1st black U.S. army attaché, and the highest-ranking black officer within the normal military until eventually his loss of life. in contrast to the 2 black graduates sooner than him, younger went directly to an extended army occupation, finally attaining the rank of colonel. After younger, racial intolerance closed the door to blacks on the academy, and forty-seven years handed earlier than one other African American graduated from West Point.

Brian G. Shellum’s biography of Young’s years at West aspect chronicles the big demanding situations that younger confronted and gives a precious window into existence at West aspect within the Eighties. educational problems, hazing, and social ostracism dogged him all through his academy years. He succeeded via a mixture of targeted mind, labor, and a feeling of humor. by way of commencement, he had made white buddies, and his motivation and backbone had gained him the grudging recognize of lots of his classmates and professors.

Until now, students of African American and armed forces historical past have overlooked this significant U.S. military trailblazer. Young’s reports on the U.S. army Academy, his conquer adversity, and his dedication to luck solid the mildew for his destiny achievements as a military officer, while the U.S. slipped additional into the degradation and waste of racial intolerance.

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