May 2008
Jet;5/26/2008, Vol. 113 Issue 20, p20
The article presents information on Black history for the week of May 22. Actor and comedian Bill Cosby became the first African American to receive an Emmy Award on May 22, 1966. On May 23, 1900, Sergeant William H. Carney became the first Black to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, which he received for his actions during the U.S. Civil War.


Related Articles

  • This Week In Black History.  // Jet;7/22/2002, Vol. 102 Issue 5, p19 

    Presents significant events in the history of African-Americans, including the performance of a heroic act during the Civil War by William H. Carney on July 18, 1863.

  • Slavery's Start. Richardson, Sarah // American History;Oct2019, Vol. 54 Issue 4, p6 

    The article discusses Fort Monroe National Monument on the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia which was previously known as Old Point Comfort, the site of the beginning of slavery in the U.S. when the ship White Lion sold twenty slaves it had taken from the Spanish slave ship San Juan Bautista. During...

  • THIS WEEK IN BLACK HISTORY.  // Jet;5/29/2006, Vol. 109 Issue 21, p19 

    The article reports on events in black history for the week of May 22. In 1966, comedian and actor Bill Cosby became the first African-American to receive an Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead in a dramatic series for his work on the television show "I Spy." In 2002, Bobby Frank Cherry was...

  • NATIVE SON. Zeitz, Joshua // American Heritage;Oct2001, Vol. 52 Issue 7, p60 

    Focuses on the recognition given to Black Americans fighting for the Union in the Civil War in Norfolk, Virginia. Creation of a statue for William Carney; History of Carney; Proposal of James E. Fuller on burial ground in Elmwood Cemetery.

  • This Week in Black History.  // Jet;05/28/2001, Vol. 99 Issue 24, p19 

    Focuses on African American historical events, including details of how comedian Bill Cosby became the first black actor to receive an Emmy Award.

  • This Week In Black History.  // Jet;07/24/2000, Vol. 98 Issue 7, p20 

    Offers news briefs about African-American history, including William H. Carney becoming the first black ever to receive the United States Congressional Medal of Honor and Jane Matilda Bolin's appointment as judge to the Court of Domestic Relations in New York City.

  • BHB Corrections.  // Black History Bulletin;Winter/Spring2011, Vol. 74 Issue 1, p5 

    The article presents two corrections to an article published in Vol. 73, No. 2 concerning African American soldier William Harvey Carney, the first African American to receive the Medal of Honor for his actions during the Second Battle of Fort Wagner during the U.S. Civil War.

  • Black Facts.  // Washington Informer;5/22/2014, Vol. 49 Issue 32, p6 

    The article presents the historical facts of e U.S. occurred in previous years dated between May 22 to May 28 which include establishment of the Bureau of Colored Troops, Entertainer Bill Cosby received Emmy Award for Best Actor, and Russian writer Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin born in Russia.

  • Glory at Battery Wagner. Henig, Gerald S. // Civil War Times;Jun2009, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p36 

    The article focuses on the life and contribution of William H. Carney, the first African American in U.S. history to earn the Medal of Honor. It notes that Carney had been born into slavery on February 29, 1840 in Norfolk, Virginia. When the call for black Union soldiers went out, Carney decided...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics