October 21, 2017


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...]

Thursday Open Thread: New Black History Facts

The Hosanna School Founded in 1867 in Harford County, Maryland, the Hosanna School, also known as the Berkley School, was created two years following the establishment of the U.S. Freedman’s Bureau that was designed to provide aid to former … [Read more...]

Tuesday Open Thread: African-American Nurses Who Changed the Course of History

Mary Eliza Mahoney (May 7, 1845 – January 4, 1926) was the first African American to study and work as a professionally trained nurse in the United States, graduating in 1879. Mahoney was one of the first African Americans to graduate from a nursing … [Read more...]

Tuesday Evening Thread: President Obama’s FULL Response to Baltimore Riots (Video)

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