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Annie T. Randall

Unveiling the Contributions of Annie T. Randall to Mathematical Statistics

Annie T. Randall was a pioneering African-American woman who worked in various U.S. government agencies during the 1940s and 50s, breaking barriers as the first professional African-American in many of these organizations. Despite facing severe discrimination and racism, she excelled in her career. She had a strong passion for mathematics and worked as a mathematical statistician at the National Institutes of Mental Health (NIMH), contributing to significant publications. In honor of her contributions, the American Statistical Association established the Annie T. Randall Innovator Award in January 2021, recognizing early-career statistical innovators.

Time Period

20th and 21st Centuries

Main Field

Statistics (62-XX)

Cultural & Geographical Affiliations

United States

Identity Connections

Mathematicians of the African Diaspora, Women in Mathematics

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