Banneker's life is inspirational. Despite the popular prejudices of his times, the man was quite unwilling to let his race or his age hinder in any way his thirst for intellectual development.
in 1887, the first Black mathematics graduate student
Elbert F. Cox
first Black Mathematics
Ph.D. (1925) Cornell University
Ph.D. (Mathematics) Catholic University, 1943
first African American woman mathematician
Martha Euphemia Lofton Haynes
Other Great Mathematicians
Doctor of Science in Electrical
Engineering from Johns
Hopkins University (1967)
Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr.
1st African-American to
Walk in Space , NASA