US Army; Colonel; Posthumously
Charles Young, the first Black US Army colonel whose groundbreaking military career was hampered a century ago by the racism of the era, was posthumously promoted on Friday to brigadier general. Young’s promotion retroactively makes him the first Black American recognized with that rank, the Army said. The honorary designation, following years of efforts to posthumously promote him, was the focus of an official promotion ceremony at the United States Military Academy at West Point on Friday.
By Chandelis Duster, CNN