As a female African-American, I graduated from a segregated Waco (TX) high school at age 16.
After earning a B.A. and M.A. from Fisk University, I received my Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin.
I was the fifth African-American woman to receive a Ph.D. in mathematics, the first at UT.
I taught mathematics for 30 years at Baylor University, even though they had rejected me as a graduate student for racial reasons.
My areas of mathematics speciality were asymptotic analysis and summability theory.
Vivienne Malone-Mayes (1932-1995)