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‘Hidden Figures’ Inspiration Katherine Johnson Will Deliver Hampton University Commencement Address in May

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‘Hidden Figures’ Inspiration Katherine Johnson Will Deliver Hampton University Commencement Address in May


 

Portrait of Katherine Johnson, a female physicist and scientist for NASA/NACA, 1955. Image courtesy NASA. (Photo via Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images).

Hampton University is welcoming a living legend for their 147th Commencement this May. The historically Black university announced that Katherine G. Johnson, the physicist and mathematician who worked forNASA and was an inspiration behind “Hidden Figures,” would join them as their commencement speaker this year.

As an African-American woman, job options were limited —but she was eventually hired as one of several female mathematicians for the agency that would become NASA,” President Barack Obama said during her Presidential Medal of Freedom honor.

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