Funeral For Dr. Shabazz, World's Greatest Mathematician And 2014 Annual John Henrik Clarke Tribute

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Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz Funeral

The worlds greatest mathematics teacher Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz's  will be funeralized  on Sunday July 6 at 1pm at Masjid Wali Muhammad:

1519 4th Street NW, Washington, DC 20001.

This Bio from Wikipedia  only begins to describe who Dr. Shabazz is.  Half of the Black Phd.s in Math were either his students or students of his students.

Abdulalim A. Shabazz (May 22, 1927 - June 25, 2014) is an African American Professor of Mathematics. He received the National Association of Mathematicians Distinguished Service Award for his years of mentoring and teaching excellence. President of the United States Bill Clinton awarded Shabazz with a National Mentor award in September 2000.

Shabazz was born Lonnie Cross in Bessemer, Alabama. In 1949, he earned a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry and mathematics from Lincoln University. Two years later he earned a Master of Science in Mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in mathematics and a Doctor of Philosophy in 1955 in mathematical analysis from Cornell University. His subject of his doctoral dissertation was "The Distribution of Eigenvalues of the Equation: Integral of A(S-T) PHI (T) with Respect to T Between Lower Limit -A and Upper Limit A=Rho (Integral of B(S-T))".

Shabazz was appointed an Assistant Professor of Mathematics by Tuskegee Institute in 1956. From 1957 until 1963, he served as chairman and Associate Professor of Mathematics at Clark Atlanta University.

Shabazz announced in 1961 that he was a member of the Nation of Islam (later he converted to Islam).

From 1975 until 1986, Shabazz taught in Chicago, Detroit, and in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. In 1986, Shabazz came back to Clark Atlanta, where he served as chair from 1990 until 1995. From 1998 until 2000, Shabazz was Chairman of the Mathermatics and Computer Science Department at Lincoln University (Pennsylvania).

The American Association for the Advancement of Science presented him with its 1992 "Mentor Award" for his leadership in efforts to increase the participation of women, minorities, and individuals with physical disabilities in science and engineering. He received the National Association of Mathematicians Distinguished Service Award for his years of mentoring and teaching excellence. President Clinton awarded Shabazz a Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring award in September 2000. In 2001, the Association of African American Educators awarded Shabazz with its Lifetime Achievement Award for outstanding work with African Americans in mathematics. He is currently a professor and endowed chair in mathematics at Grambling State University.

Dr. Shabazz passed on June 25, 2014.


BEPAA 16th Annual John Henrik Clarke Tribute to be held in Park Slope Brooklyn

Scholar, Activist, Journalist and Attorney Gloria Browne-Marshall is the Keynote Speaker at this years 16th Annual Dr. John Henrik Clarke Tribute to be held this year at Brooklyn's Church of Gethsemane located at 1012 8th Avenue in the Park Slope Area of Brooklyn, NY at 3:00 PM on Sunday July 20th, 2014.

The theme of this years tribute is "Dr. John Henrik Clarke and Social Justice." Joining Attorney Marshall are Dr. Adelaide Sanford, Dr. Leonard Jeffries, The Honorable Charles and Inez Barron, Broadcaster Bernard White, Jericho Movement Leader Dequi Kione Sadik and Psychiatrist Dr. James McIntosh.

Admission is Free. For further information call 347-907-0629


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