Marjorie Lee Browne Biography
Birthday: September 9, 1914 (Virgo)
Born In: Memphis
Marjorie Lee Browne was god-gifted genius, who dreamt of making it big in the subject of mathematics, right from childhood. Being inspired and supported by both of her parents, she acquired her math skills from her father, who himself was popular in his area as a ‘math wizard’ and passed on his love for the subject to his daughter. She is best remembered as one of the first few females in the United States to have been awarded with a doctorate degree in mathematics in her race, thereby becoming a pioneer for African-American women mathematicians. During her working years, she continued to pursue her studies, and inspired and provided support to aspiring young mathematical whiz kids, in terms of both finances and teaching. Apart from getting scholarships and fellowships from some of the most reputed universities across the world to undertake research programs in mathematics, she also received grants for mathematics teaching support at the North Carolina Central University, an institution that she was associated with till her death. Despite the discrimination and hatred faced by African-Americans, especially women, she went ahead to excel in the world of mathematics due to her willpower, strong mind and passion for the subject.