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Joseph Pierce

was born 120 years ago

10 August 1902

Joseph Pierce was the sixth African American to be awarded a Ph.D. in mathematics. He taught mathematics in universities for most of his career, undertook research in statistics, and is most famed for the classic book Negro Business and Business Education (1947) which was reprinted almost 50 years after it was first published.

Find out more at: https://mathshistory.st-andrews.ac.uk/Biographies/Pierce_Joseph/