**Mathematicians of the African
Diaspora**

**in the Twentieth Century**

**At the beginning of this project,
a reasonable estimate for the numbers of mathematicians* with"black"
african heritage appeared to be 0.1% of the total number of mathematicians
in the world. Below is a list, linked
to profiles, of all 250 ^{+} of projected 300 mathematicians* we have located. Notice that if we restrict
our attention to the United States, then the figure grows to ~1%
(actually, 1.5% for new Ph.D.'s from 1995
thru 1997). It is clear that without Affirmative Action in
the United States this list would be approximately one-third its
size.**

**We should not ignore the contributions of those individuals
whose careers in education are supported by a Ph.D. in Mathematics
Education, a D.Ed. in Mathematics, or a Ph.D. in a non-mathematical
subject, but whose career has been devoted/connected to mathematical
education. For these the MAA SUMMA
Archive of Minority Mathematicians, Dr. William Hawkins, is,
though limited to the U.S., oriented to include Mathematics Education
and all "Under-represented" minorities. 12/21/98 **

**If you have additions or corrections please write Dr. Scott
Williams at Mathematics Department, SUNY at Buffalo, Buffalo NY
14214 U.S.A. or email Dr. Scott
Williams**

**Also see A Modern
History of Blacks in Mathematics, see Research
Mathematicians of the African Diaspora, and see Mathematics
of the Ancients.**

***256 mathematicians. Criteria: A
Ph.D. in Mathematics, or a career in original mathematics research.**

**Since opening 5/25/97, ****
visitors**

http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/PEEPS/madprofiles.html

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Professor of Mathematics**