Wilberforce, Ohio host Wilberforce University and Central State University which are historically famous black universities. Both were established in the mid-nineteenth century. These schools have hosted many famous citizens including Charles Young, a high-ranking black Army officer before WWI. He served with the US Army Buffalo Soldiers. His home is now recognized as a National Historic Landmark and the Charles Young Buffalo Soldiers National Monument. Wilberforce also hosts the National Afro-American Museum & Cultural Center.