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Hidden Figures Way: Nasa renames street to honor black female mathematicians

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Hidden Figures Way: Nasa renames street to honor black female mathematicians

via https://www.theguardian.com

Headquarters street renamed for pioneering African American mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson

Nasa, the US space agency, has renamed the street in front of its headquarters Hidden Figures Way, honouring the black female mathematicians who defied racial segregation to play a crucial part in its most celebrated missions.

The designation honours African American mathematicians Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, featured in the 2016 book Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly and the subsequent film directed by Theodore Melfi.

Shetterly joined members of each woman’s family on Wednesday along with Ted Cruz, chairman of the Senate subcommittee on aviation and space, Jim Bridenstine, the Nasa administrator and Christine Darden, one of Nasa’s …

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