Famous African Americans
*Born on December 31 1995,Virginia Beach.
*Her full name is Gabrielle Christina Victoria.
*She was a member of the U.S Womans Gymnastics team.
*She was raised by her parents Thimothy Douglas and Nataile Hawkins with 2 siblings and a old sister named Arielle.
Why is Gabby Douglas important? What did she do?
Carter G. Woodson
*One of the first African Americans to receive a doctorate from Harvard, Woodson dedicated his career to the field of African-American history and lobbied extensively to establish Black History Month as a nationwide institution.
*After attending Berea College in Kentucky, Woodson worked for the U.S. government as an education superintendent in the Philippines and undertook more travels before returning to the U.S. Woodson then earned his bachelor’s and master’s from the University of Chicago.
*In 1915, Carter G. Woodson helped found the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (which later became the Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History), which had the goal of placing African-American historical contributions front and center.
*Woodson also formed the African-American-owned Associated Publishers Press in 1921 and would go on to write more than a dozen books over the years, including A Century of Negro Migration (1918), The History of the Negro Church (1921), The Negro in Our History (1922) and Mis-Education of the Negro (1933).