Return Today in the History of America's Diversity Heritage Return

MAY 22

1892 José P. H. "Peache" Hernández (Puerto Rican Pharmacist, Musician, Poet) Puerto Rico Hispanic Heritage
1942 Marguerite Ross Barnett (Virginia-born Educator; President University of Houston) Virginia Political and Social Leaders Educators of Note African American Political and Social Leaders University of Houston African American Registry
1940 Bernard Shaw (Chicago-born African-American Broadcast Journalist) Bernard Shaw Broadcast Journalism Television Notable African Americans
1941 Paul Winfield (Los Angeles-born African-American Actor) Los Angeles Performing Artists Actors Film African American Performing Artists African American Registry
Deaths
Persons of Historic Significance Who Have Died on This Date
1967 Langston Hughes (Missouri-born African-American Poet) Langston Hughes Poetry Notable African Americans
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1856 Preston Brooks (SC) Attacks Charles Sumner (MA) on the Floor of the U.S. Senate South Carolina Political and Social leaders Charles Sumner U.S. Senate Slavery History Channel Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities
1863 U.S. War Dept Establishes Bureau of Colored Troops U.S. Government Civil War African Americans Heritage National Archives African American Heritage
1872 President Grants Signs Amnesty Act Restoring the Civil Rights of Former Confederates President U.S. Grant Civil War Civil Rights College of St. Scholastica
1882 The United States and Korea Sign the Treaty of Peace, Amity, Commerce and Navigation Korea World History Asian-American Heritage Cornell University
1911 The Carlos Villalongín Dramatic Company Opens at the Teatro Aurora in San Antonio San Antonio, Texas Stage and Theater Hispanic Performing Artists Texas State Historical Association
1964 President Lyndon Johnson Promotes His "Great Society" to 85,000 People at Michigan Stadium Michigan Lyndon Johnson Human Rights/Civil Rights State of Michigan
1966 Bill Cosby Is the First African-American to Receive the Best Actor Emmy Bill Cosby The Emmy African American History Historic Firsts African American Registry
1977 Janet Guthrie Is the First Female to Qualify for the Indianapolis 500 Iowa Sports Figures Indianapolis 500 Women Historic Firsts New York Times
Jimmy Carter Reaffirms Human Rights As a Foreign Policy Priority Jimmy Carter Human Rights History Channel
1991 Queen Elizabeth II Visits the First African-American Baptist Church in Houston, Texas Queen Elizabeth II Houston, Texas Religion African-American Heritage Texas State Historical Association
2002 Former Klansman Bobby Frank Cherry Is Convicted of Murder in 1963 Alabama Church Bombing Birmingham, Alabama Racism Law PBS

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