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, 2020 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 ! John Woodruff wins Gold Medal in the 800m run, at the 1936 Olympic Games !Today in Afro History ! George Coleman Poage becomes the first Afro American to win a medal in an Olympic Games. He won two bronze medals in the 1904 Olympics !Today in Afro History ! The USS Harmon is the first U.S. warship named after an Afro American war hero in 1943 ! It was named after Medal of Valor recipient, Leonard Roy Harmon ! 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, 2020 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 Today in Afro History ! Michael Jordan... April 20, 2020 Police respond to suspicious package at Maxine... July 25, 2018 Puerto Rico introduces bill seeking statehood June 27, 2018 Fillmore-branded music hall to open in New... June 23, 2018 Dengue outbreak in Belize August 7, 2015 Mbah a Moute injures shoulder in trivial... April 11, 2018 [MV & Album Review] AOA – 'Bingle... June 5, 2018 Wizards’ Morris fined $25K after testy Game... April 22, 2018 Sources: Koufos to exercise option to return May 10, 2018 Hit Network Launches Dedicated Hip Hop &... July 1, 2018 Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.