African-American Scientists - Mathematicians
Mathematics is the science of numbers, their operations, measurement, tranformations and abstractions.
Some early African-American mathematicians -
- Benjamin Banneker (1731 - 1806), though normally considered an astronomer, made astronomical calculations that predicted sonar and lunar eclipses.
- Elbert Frank Cox (1895 - 1969) was the first African-American to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics (1925).
- Evelyn Boyd Granville Boyd (1924 - ) worked as an applied mathematician for the U.S space program in 1960s.
For more information on the pioneering African-American mathematicians listed above, click on their photo below.