Navajo Code Talker Wilfred Billey joined the U. Marine Corps in 1943 as part of the second wave of Navajo code talkers. He was responsible for the Navajo inscription on the group's 2001 Congressional Gold Medal.
Dr Dorothy Height civil rights and women's rights activist. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for 40 years, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in and the Congressional Gold Medal in
Soror Dorothy Irene Height was an administrator, educator, and social activist. She was the president of the National Council of Negro Women for forty years, and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in and the Congressional Gold Medal in
Veteran Montford Point Marines attend their Congressional Gold Medal ceremony. Under hazy skies Thursday, the Marine Corps honored more than 400 African-American Marines, many of whom served during World War II and are now well into their 80s. The men went to a segregated boot camp, called Montford Point, and served in all-black units.
ROSA PARKS - received national recognition, including the NAACP's 1979 Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall.
Original Montford Point Marine Henry Jackson was among the first African-Americans to serve in the United States Marine Corps. He was among 500 of his comrades to be awarded a Congressional Gold Medal last June and will be featured in a Black History Mont
Congress To Award Highest Honor To Army's Only Latino Unit
A new bill passed by Congress would award Puerto Rico's 65th Infantry Regiment the Congressional Gold Medal, which has been presented to the Navajo Code Talkers, Tuskegee Airmen and other units.
George Hickman was one of the military pilots and ground crew known as the Tuskegee airmen who fought in World War II. In he & other Tuskegee airmen traveled to Washington to receive the Congressional Gold Medal. In Took the Govt long enough!