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National Association of Mathematicians, Inc. (NAM) Passing the Torch. A Reflection of NAM's Development and Growth by NAM's Leaders/Contributors — the First Five Decades

by Johnny L. Houston
Communicated by Asamoah Nkwanta

The National Association of Mathematicians, Inc. (NAM) is a nonprofit professional organization in the mathematical sciences with membership open to all persons interested in the mission and purpose of NAM, which are:

  • Promoting excellence in the mathematical sciences for all Americans, and
  • Promoting the mathematical development of all underrepresented American minorities, especially African Americans.

NAM was founded under the principles of inclusivity, diversity, and equity at a time when major American mathematical sciences organizations were excluding underrepresented American mathematicians of color from their membership, editorial boards, research symposia, and other professional activities. NAM continues to promote and encourage inclusivity, diversity, and equity by all mathematical sciences organizations, all institutions of higher learning, and all other arenas and levels where persons are teaching or engaging in the mathematical sciences. NAM is committed to the promotion of equal opportunity and treatment for all NAM members and participants in NAM-sponsored events, regardless of gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any other reason not related to scientific merit or qualifications.

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Find encouragement for your studies and research in over 40 first-person stories of perseverance in mathematics.

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