Afro History Today in Afro History ! Sgt. William H. Carney becomes first Afro American to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1900 ! written by Marc Alexander May 23, 2019 English: William Harvey Carney (Photo credit: Wikipedia) By James E Reed – Moorland-Spingarn Research Center, Howard University Related PostsToday in Afro History ! Vanessa Williams becomes the first Afro American woman to be crowned Miss America in 1983 !Today in Afro History ! Arthur Ashe becomes the first Afro American male to win the U.S Open in 1968 !Today in Afro History ! Jazz Pianist Thelonious Monk passes away in 1982.Today in Afro History ! The Tuskegee Airmen formed in 1941 ! Zeta Phi Beta Sorority founded at Howard University in 1920 !Today in Afro History ! Delta Sigma Theta Sorority founded at Howard University in 1913 !Today in Afro History ! John Woodruff wins Gold Medal in the 800m run, at the 1936 Olympic Games ! Today in Afro History ! Sgt. William H. Carney becomes first Afro American to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor in 1900 ! was last modified: May 1st, 2019 by Marc Alexander 0 comment 0 Facebook Twitter Google + Pinterest Marc Alexander previous post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Boxer, Marvelous Marvin Hagler ! Singer/Actor, Scatman Crothers ! Singer, Maxwell ! next post Today’s Afro Birthdays ! Singer, Patti LaBelle ! Rapper, Heavy D ! NBA player, Tracy McGrady ! Actor, Carl Anthony Payne ! You may also like Source: Bettcher agrees to become Giants’ DC January 24, 2018 Playoff game with Steelers will have impact... January 13, 2018 Pierluigi Gollini drops first rap single 'Rapper... June 9, 2018 With Voicenotes, Charlie Puth fails to live... May 20, 2018 Almanac: Gen. Douglas MacArthur July 8, 2018 Police: 2 Arrested After Trying To Climb... May 2, 2014 7/23 CBS2 Monday Morning Weather Headlines July 23, 2018 REM frontman will return to Moogfest May 1, 2018 Upbeat Fashion Lounge Soul R&B March 18, 2018 Redman Celebrates '90s-Era Rap With "I Love... June 22, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.