Sunday, August 26, 2018
Today is Katherine Johnson's 100th birthday. Do you know who she is? Did you watch the Hidden Figures movie?
Katherine is an amazing lady. She graduated college at 18 in 1937. Think about that. The very first female and one of only 3 African Americans to enter into the graduate program at her college. Think of how incredibly hard it must have been to find a job as a black woman back then. NACA was still segregated when she took a job there. Think of all the adversity this amazing woman had to over come, and all the history she helped write, and she did it all including having a family.
One of few women to get men to ask for directions.
For her services she was awarded the highest civilian award of the United States, The Presidential Medal Of Freedom