**Kind of Mathematician**

Stubblefield is not as famous
as some of the other mathematicians that we have

studied this semester, but he has done his share of research, and made his
share of

contributions to the world of mathematics. When he was a child, Stubblefieldhad
the

support and encouragement from his father, to pursue a career in mathematics.

Every week, Stubblefield's father would have him calculate the grocery bill,
claiming

each time that his calculations were correct. His father would then tell him
that

because of this, he would "turn out to be a good mathematician (transcript,
2)"

Being an African American living
in a time when blacks were not considered equal,

Stubblefield found ways to use the fact that he was black to his advantage.
Dr. Bob

Richardson, a math professor at Appalachian State University, said that Stubble
field

was a very smart man, and even helped him save money on his taxes. Stubblefield
was

audited by the IRS and taken to court several times, and won every time (interview).