Day -514- Daily Haibun Journey — Katherine Johnson

She earned a B.S., Mathematics and French, West Virginia State College, 1937. She taught math in a public high school until she had children. When they were older, she applied to the NACA program where they employed black women as computers using manual adding machines. She worked for NASA for thirty years, retiring in 1986.To learn more about the accomplishments and struggles of this remarkable mathematician you should watch the movie “Hidden Figures.”

counting steps
on the way to school
love of numbers

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