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David Blackwell: An Oral History with David Blackwell

Interviewee(s):
Blackwell, David
Interviewer(s):
Wilmot, Nadine
Title:
David Blackwell: An Oral History with David Blackwell
Abstract:
David Blackwell was born in 1919 in Centralia, Illinois. He went on to become a great mathematical thinker and made fundamental contributions to the areas of probability theory, mathematical statistics, set theory and logic, and of course, game theory, to name a few. When Professor Blackwell came to UC Berkeley in 1954 after a decade at Howard University in Washington D.C., he became, we think, the first African American ladder rank faculty person system-wide.
Subject area(s):
Education, University of California
Science, Technology, and Health
Community and Identity
Interview date(s):
2002 2003
Project:
African American Faculty and Senior Staff
Oskicat record:
b11403858
Rights:
Blackwell, David. "David Blackwell: An Oral History with David Blackwell." Interview by Nadine Wilmot in 2002 and 2003. Oral History Center, The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, 2003.