Jan. 8, 2019

Remember The Nation's First Black Captain

I would like to take my audience back in time on JoeSmokeBlackThoughts to listen I read the words of a speech given by Captain Charles Young, addressing campus students at Stanford University.

This address was discussing the daily attacks that were being initiated by citizens of this nation against citizens who were also citizens through second class in so many regards to this nation as well. Captain Charles Young speech that was in direct opposition to Booker T. Washington’s philosophy of casting your buckets where you are.

Captain Charles Young was the first black captain in the armed forces of this nation. Today, I remember the date that he died January 8, 1922,​ in Lago, Nigeria.