Today in Black History – May 22

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*1940: Journalist Bernard Shaw was born.

*1948: Poet Claude McKay died.

*1959: Benjamin Davis Jr. became the first Black general in the U.S. Air Force. (His father was the first Black general in the U.S. Army)

*1966: Bill Cosby became first Black to win an Emmy for Best Actor in a Dramatic Series.

*1967: Langston Hughes died.

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