Charles Henry

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

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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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Nothing stopped Charles. A lesson to be learned. Enjoy your day!

Sep 06, 2018 04:22 AM #1
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

WoW over 100 published works he would be at the top of this leader board  on AR !

Sep 06, 2018 04:41 AM #2
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Good morning James.  Thanks for the information about Charles Henry Thompson.  He should be admired and respected by all of us.


Sep 06, 2018 04:51 AM #3
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

Bet he would be amazed at what is being done with education today.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Sep 06, 2018 04:51 AM #4
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 I enjoy reading your rendition of history and what these great men and women did for our country James ...

Sep 06, 2018 05:15 AM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning again James. This was a great read and I really enjoyed it.

Sep 06, 2018 05:15 AM #6
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray Charles was a leader and many more followed after him.... 

Sep 06, 2018 05:48 AM #7
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

I love that brains do not understand color.

Sep 06, 2018 05:52 AM #8
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Very cool, sounds like a brilliant man indeed and I never would have known about him, had I not visited your blog today.

Sep 06, 2018 07:39 AM #9
Debe Maxwell, CRS | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

Very interesting, James! I could not get past - my brother's name is Henry Carter Thompson, Henry Carter being my mother's Dad's name and Thompson, of course, my family name. The Carters and the Thompsons are both from the Virginia area too, several of whom were college professors!

Sep 06, 2018 08:40 AM #10
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon James - I am sure that many were touched by his life of service.

Sep 06, 2018 09:27 AM #11
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


What an inspiring post, and what a wonderful contribution he made to all of us. A

Sep 06, 2018 10:57 AM #12
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That is a marvelous story and i am so glad you shared it with us.

Sep 06, 2018 06:54 PM #13
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

What a nice ending to a good life - thanks for sharing with us the life of Charles Henry Thompson

Oct 06, 2018 07:00 PM #14
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