Renown African-American Virginians

A. E. Harrison-Ward, Editor-in-Chief

February is Black History Month.  In honor of African-Americans, we are proud to feature a list of some of the most prominent Virginians.  Each day facts about these and other Virginian African-Americans are being detailed during the morning announcements and news segments. We begin with the father of black history month Carter G.Woodson, and continue with past Governor LawrenceDouglas Wilder, rapper Melissa“Missy”/ “Misdemeanor” Elliott, tennis star Arthur Ashe, jazz great Ella Jane Fitzgerald, music extraordinaire Pharrell Williams, educator/activist Booker T. Washington, and NFL player, Russell Wilson.