Black History Facts for Today by Yenoba.com

May 23
Charles Edmund Nash, the first black Congressman from Louisiana, was born on this date in 1844.

Sgt. William H. Carney, a leader in the 54th Massachusetts Volunteers Regiment who charged on Fort Wagner in the Civil War, received the Congressional Medal of Honor for bravery on this date in 1900. Carney became the first black person to receive this award.

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