January 20, 2017


Friday Open Thread: African Americans and Appalachian History

Good Morning and TGIF POU! Today we look at the history of higher education for African Americans in the coal lands of Appalachia. Berea College Graduating Class of 1901 Berea College is a liberal arts college in southern Kentucky. Today, … [Read more...]

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Thursday Open Thread: Black Gemologists and Jewelry Designers

Good Morning POU! Searching all corners of the internet and found only 2....yes...only 2 African Americans that have received the top certification in Gemology by the Gemological Institute of American in New York. How is it that we WEAR so … [Read more...]

Saturday Open Thread: African-American Mathematicians

  Kelly Miller (July 18, 1863 – December 29, 1939) was an African-American mathematician, sociologist, essayist, newspaper columnist, author, and an important figure in the intellectual life of black America for close to half a century. He … [Read more...]

Friday Open Thread: African-American Mathematicians

I hope everyone is having a fantastic and safe New Year!!! Elbert Frank Cox (December 5, 1895–November 28, 1969) was an American mathematician who became the first black person in the world to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics. He spent most of … [Read more...]

Thursday Open Thread: African-American Mathematicians

David Harold Blackwell (April 24, 1919 – July 8, 2010) was Professor Emeritus of Statistics at the University of California, Berkeley, and is one of the eponyms of the Rao–Blackwell theorem. Born in Centralia, Illinois, he was the first African … [Read more...]

Wednesday Open Thread: African-American Mathematicians

Martha Euphemia Lofton Haynes (September 11, 1890, Washington, D.C. – 25 July 1980, Washington, D.C.) was an American mathematician and educator. She was the first African-American woman to gain a PhD in mathematics, from the Catholic University of … [Read more...]

Monday Open Thread: African-American Mathematicians

Charles Lewis Reason (July 21, 1818 – August 16, 1893) was a mathematician, linguist, and educator. He became the first African-American university professor at a predominantly white college in the United States, teaching at New York Central College, … [Read more...]