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Women In Mathematics 1900-1860

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Many women have achieved in the mathematics field since the 1900’s. Especially women of color. No matter how young or old, these women have taken their careers in mathematics to an inspiring degree. Take the following women as examples, for they have created history in mathematics forever.
Euphemia Lofton Haynes
In 1943, Euphemia Lofton Haynes was the first African American woman to earn a Ph.D. in Mathematics. Ms. Haynes attended the Catholic University in Washington, D.C. Ms. Haynes father, Dr. William S. Lofton, was a prominent black dentist and financier of black business in the area and her mother, Lavinia Day Lofton, was active in the Catholic church. She was married to Harold Appo Haynes who was a principal and deputy superintendent
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In 1932, Williams was born in Warri, Nigeria. She received her education at Queens College in Lagos, University Colllege at Ibadan and the University of Vermont, before receiving a Ph.D in mathematics education from the University of Chicago in 1963. She made history as the first Nigerian woman to be awarded a doctorate. Dr. Williams returned to Nigeria for a couple of years postdoctoral work at the University of Ibadan before joining the University of Lagos in 1965 as a faculty member.
Dr. Williams continued interest in mathematics education was originally sparked by her stay in the United States, which coincided with the Sputnik phenomenon. Working with the African Mathematics Programs in Newton, Massachusetts, under the leadership on MIT professor Ted Martins, she participated in mathematics workshops held in various African cities. Her courses covered basic concepts in mathematics, working in concert with leading mathematicians and educators. She spent a decade directing the Institute of Education, which introduced innovative no-degree programs and certificate recipients working as elementary teachers. She is currently a Professor of Mathematics at the University of
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