February is Black History Month and to celebrate we encourage you to explore this collection of virtual activities, events, and recommended readings with us as we join together to honor all African Americans.



To learn more about Black History and Mathematics, we suggest you check out the following resources:

  • Visit Mathematically Gifted and Black each day in February to learn about their Black History Month 2021 honorees and read profiles on the honorees of the day. Mathematically Gifted and Black is a website dedicated to the accomplishments of black scholars in the mathematical sciences.
  • Revisit Dr. Talithia Williams’ (Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College) special section in the February 2018 American Mathematical Society notices devoted to black history with articles focusing on contemporary figures and programs in math including “Belonging,” “Episodes in the Life of a Genius: J. Ernest Wilkins Jr.,” “The Math Alliance and Its Roots in the African American Community,” and “Ten African American Pioneers and Mathematicians Who Inspired Me.”
  • Explore the stories of renowned black mathematicians in America by introducing yourselves to the lives and work of individuals like UC Berkeley’s Prof. David Blackwell as well as many others including Dr. Fern Hunt, Prof. Elbert Frank Cox, Katherine Johnson, and Dr. Euphemia Lofton Haynes.