Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley (1962)
According to Heywood Hampton, Robert Abernathy (now deceased) was the first African American to receive a PHD in Math from Berkeley. However , Lloyd K. Williams was six years earlier. Dr. Abernathy taught for many years at South Carolina State in Orangeburg,SC where Heywood attended school.
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