May 2007
Jet;5/21/2007, Vol. 111 Issue 20, p19
This article looks at notable events that occurred during the corresponding week throughout Black History. On May 17, 1875 jockey Oliver Lewis became the first jockey to win the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. On May 19, 1965 lawyer Patricia R. Harris was named U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg by U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson making her the first black woman to hold diplomatic rank in U.S. history.


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