WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily Black History Month feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20: PAUL WILLIAMS
Profile America for the 20th day of Black History Month. Paul Williams was orphaned at the age of four and no one paid much attention to the child's artistic talent. But he earned his engineering degree, and against all advice, opened his own architecture practice. His talent made him one of the nation's premier architects, designing the Los Angeles International Airport, the general hospital in Los Angeles, and the Beverly Hills Hotel. Williams also designed more than 2,000 homes in Southern California, including some of the most beautiful in Hollywood. His clients included Cary Grant, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Frank Sinatra and Desi Arnaz. There are 233,000 architects in the U.S. today, just over 3 percent of them African-American. This special edition of Profile America is a public service of the U.S. Census Bureau.
Statistical Abstract of the United States 2010, t. 603
Profile America is produced by the Public Information Office of the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on a monthly CD or on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Multimedia Gallery" by the "Newsroom" button). For further information, contact Rick Reed: 301-763-2812; fax: 301-763-3762; or e-mail: rreed-at-census.gov.
SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau