Birth Name: Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas
Place of Birth: Glen Cove, New York, U.S.
Date of Birth: October 13, 1980
Ashanti is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actress. She has also had leading roles in the films Coach Carter and John Tucker Must Die.
She is the daughter of Tina Douglas, a dance teacher, and Ken-Kaide Thomas Douglas, a singer. Her parents are both African-American. In an interview, she stated, “I’m black,” when talking about her ethnicity.
Ashanti is the name of a group in the African nation of Ghana, the Ashanti Empire, where the mother line is of enormous importance. The singer was named after the ethnic group by her mother.
Ashanti’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Gilbert Douglas (the son of Jack Douglas and Alma Campbell). Thomas was born in South Carolina.
Ashanti’s paternal grandmother was named Flora Campbell.
Ashanti’s maternal grandfather was James Davis, a civil rights activist (the son of Issac Davis and Eula Carpenter Jackson). Eula was the daughter of Robert Jackson and Eliza Martin, who were from Greenwood, South Carolina.
Ashanti’s maternal grandmother was named Yvonne Myers.
Sources: Ashanti’s paternal grandfather, Thomas Gilbert Douglas, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Obituary of Ashanti’s paternal grandfather, Thomas Gilbert Douglas – http://www.hinesfuneralhome.com
Obituary of Ashanti’s maternal grandfather, James Davis – http://www.antonnews.com
Eula’s parents were Robert Jackson and Eliza Martin, who were from Greenwood, South Carolina. Eliza’s parents were James Martin and Cicely Pitts. Cicely’s father was named Wash(ington?) Pitts.
Ancestry.com. New York, New York, U.S., Index to Death Certificates, 1862-1948 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT. USA: 2020.
Ancestry.com. South Carolina, U.S., Death Records, 1821-1970 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
I always used to think she was biracial but she’s just a normal African American with some non black mix
What the hell is a “normal African American” it’s just African American. Are you telling me anyone who is a mixed African American is abnormal?
Her paternal grandfather is Thomas Gilbert Douglas:
His family on the census:
Paternal grandmother is Flora Campbell.
I heard she had chinese in her. But why does this site always use unflattering pics of these celebs?