Evelyn Boyd Granville

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Evelyn Boyd Granville (May, 1, 1924 – June 27, 2023) was the first African American to get a doctoral degree in math from Yale. She was born in Washington, D.C.. Around this time period, not many Americans acknowledged African Americans, especially African American women. She became a professor at Fisk University. She also worked for IBM and for NASA on the Project Vanguard and Project Mercury space programs. She also taught at California State University in Los Angeles. She spent most of her career as an applied mathematician for the Diamond Ordinance Fuze Laboratories.

She died at her apartment in Silver Spring, Maryland on June 27, 2023, at the age of 99.[1] [2]

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  1. "Evelyn Granville Obituary (2023) - Washington, DC - The Washington Post". Legacy.com. Retrieved 2023-07-14.
  2. Dinner, Josh (2023-07-24). "Pioneering NASA 'Hidden Figure' Evelyn Boyd Granville dies at age 99". Space.com.

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  • "Evelyn Boyd Granville." World of Computer Science. Gale, 2006. Biography in Context. Web. 8 May 2015.
  • "Evelyn Boyd Granville." Almanac of Famous People. Gale, 2011. Biography in Context. Web. 29 May 2015.