DOINews: National Park Service Names Joy Kinard as First Superintendent of Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument

Last edited 09/05/2019

Dr. Joy G. Kinard
Dr. Joy G. Kinard heads to Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument in mid-February as the national monument's first superintendent. Photo by NPS.

The National Park Service has selected Joy G. Kinard as the first superintendent of the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument (Charles Young) in Wilberforce, Ohio.

Kinard is experienced in connecting with local communities in the Washington, D.C., area and national partners, such as the National Council of Negro Women Inc.; the Association for the Study of African American Life and History; and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Her experiences with these groups will add depth to the work that is happening at Charles Young.

Currently the central district manager of National Capital Parks—East since September 2011, Kinard will begin her new assignment in late-February.

The National Monument was established under the 1906 Antiquities Act on March 25, 2013, to preserve the home of Col. Charles Young and its surrounding farmland, where Young raised a family, mentored a successive generation of leaders, and did some of his most important work. The site encompasses almost 60 acres of land. Find out more about this park at

This story by the National Park Service appears on the Charles Young National Monument Facebook page here. Read the full news release here.

By: National Park Service

Feb. 9, 2015

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