Charles Henry Thompson was born in Jackson, Mississippi back in 1895 to Patrick and Sara. Both of his parents were teachers so after high school he enrolled in Virginia Union University graduating in 1917 with a Bachelor’s Degree. He was drafted into the U.S. Army having trained at Camp Grant, deployed to France where he rose through the ranks being discharged was a Regimental Sergeant Major.
After being discharged he continued his education with a double major at the University of Chicago graduating in 1919, he received a Master’s Degree in 1920 and a Ph.D. in 1925. He was a professor at Howard University for 40 years from (1926-1966). He died in1980 at 84 in Hyattsville, Maryland.
What you may not know about Charles is that he was the first African American to obtain a doctoral degree in educational psychology, the founder of the Journal of Negro Education. He was the author of over 100 scholarly publications and editorials.
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