Katherine Johnson: NASA/Science

A pioneer in the space industry, Johnson witnessed and played a critical role in some of the most historic moments of American space flight. Katherine Johnson was born in 1918, to a poor family in West Virginia. Her father was a farmer and worked extra jobs as a janitor and her mother was a teacher. Even though he quit school after the sixth grade, he considered education of paramount importance.

http://video.whro.org/video/1817901611/

Read more: http://www.arts.com/awards/katherine_johnson.php

 Katherine Johnson talks about Langley’s quota for black female mathematicians and how she waited for a job opening.

 

 

http://www.makers.com/moments/langleys-black-mathematicians
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/langley/news/researchernews/rn_kjohnson.html
http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/a-lifetime-of-stem.html

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  1. Bad to The Bone: Katherine Johnson | Sincere Ignorance

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