Let me first make a suggestion if I may, that there be a forum for the fields of Science and the like? How often do we hear of one of our Brothers or Sisters receiving recognition or even receiving an award in the field of science? This website presents our great mathematicians, physicists, astronomers, astrophysicists and computer scientists both pasts and present. Ancient math/numerical systems are also exhibited. The site was set up by Dr Scott Williams born in 1943, a Professor of Mathematics at SUNY. His heritage is mostly African (Yoruba, he believes). Although the site is very interesting and informational, it’s easy to get lost as there are so many links that one could easily get side-tracked. So hit that ‘back button’ if you want to stay on track. AIMS OF THE WEBSITE: For sometime I have been struck of the emphasis, within the american culture, upon achievements in the Sports/Entertainment Industry as indications of success. In the african american subculture, the indications are even stronger - just consider the winners of the Image Awards among others awards. The rare occasion a scientist has won an award, there has been a limitation to the medical field. In addition, where it concerns successes in mathematics and the sciences, I discovered much incorrect or misconstrued information available in texts and especially on the web. The impetus for creating this web site was a desire to suggest modern mathematicans and scientists as images of success to present to the african american community. It is my personal view that thinking precisely is more important than looking good. My qualifications include 8 years in the segregated Baltimore public schools (4 more as a guinea pig), 30 years as a research mathematician, regular reader of the Notices of the American Mathematics Society and The American Mathematical Monthly, co-founder (1969) of the first african american mathematicians group, NAM, and co-founder (1997) of the first african american research mathematicians group, CAARMS, a personal library of thousands of books by africans and african americans, and an interest in history. Dr. Scott W. Williams 4/29/98 Dr. Williams and his wife Glo Dr. Williams ‘N-Joy! Ancient Mathematicians Including:- - Lebombo bone in Swaziland, the oldest mathematical object - Ishango bone Zaire-Uganda 8000 years ago - Kemet before the Greeks who borrowed the numbers - pre-Colonial Nigeria – Yoruba numeral system - Angola-Zambia http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/Ancient-Africa/index.html Computer Scientist of the Afrikan Diaspora http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/computer-science/cs-peeps.html#people Afrikan Physicists, Astrophysicists & Astronomers http://www.math.buffalo.edu/mad/physics/physics-peeps.html Love, Peace!