In honor of Black History Month the Ailes Apprentice Program is sponsoring a special series celebrating exceptional Americans. On Fox and Friends this morning, we saw Harris Faulkner's interview with Olympic gold medal gymnast Gabby Douglas.

 Douglas, 16 at the time, surprised many by winning the individual all-around competition last summer in London, becoming the first African-American gymnast to win that event. She also took home another gold medal in the team all-around competition.


Read Harris Faulkner's blog on the interview here.


"It doesn't matter how much money you have, it doesn't matter your background, it doesn't matter the color of your skin. If you believe and trust in yourself 100 percent and you want to accomplish your dreams, you can do it," said Douglas. She also told Harris about her humble upbringing in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where her mom scraped together enough money to get her into a gymnastics class. Watch the interview, and tune in to Fox and Friends each Friday in February for another edition of the Ailes Apprentice Program's Black History Month series. Next week, they will be featuring Gail Harris.