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I am honored to share kinship with William Claytor. The article has inspired me to pursue my goals in spite of obstacles and unfair treatment to unsung heroes that may occur. Indeed, he is a hero unsung to many because of racism but honored in the hearts of those that knew him.
What a deserved tribute.
So proud of my cousin, I am designing a t-shirt in his honor.
What a honorable tribute. I am proud to share a legacy with William Claytor.
I hope someone write a thoroughly researched biography of Dr. William Claytor which fully analyze why he declined his opportunity when it finally came – an invitation to work at Princeton – Institute for Advance Study. He, like so many, we’re born at a time when black genius was seen as some weird anomaly.
Dear E. James Willrich,
I would certainly like to learn more about Claytor. It is my understanding that when he did receive an invitation to work at Princeton, he was not interested in fighting anymore battles. His wife stated he was bitter about his experience in math. What if Dr. Claytor had received that appointment at the University of Michigan?
Excellent choice of a scholar who has been suppressed in the media. Thanks for sharing his story.