Monday, February 24, 2020

Katherine Johnson, Rest in Peace

The great Katherine Johnson passed away at the age of 102 this morning.
She gained long overdue fame from the movie Hidden Figures but did so much more in her life. Katherine was one of three black girls to integrate West Virginia's schools and set academic records. In 1952, she learned about what would become NASA. Her full biography is here.

In 2015, at age 97, President Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

She lived a full, wonderful life. Rest in pace, Katherine!

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