Our district has made it clear that we stand against hate and will work for equality. Black Lives Matter – and as scholars, we know that people of color more than matter: they are beloved, valued, and necessary. Our world, our nation, our lives, would be less without the contributions – in all areas – of People of Color.
Recently, we have been able to zoom with the astronauts about the International Space Station – and you can use this website to live cam on the ISS too! Let’s pause to pay respect to three women of color, without whom we would not have gotten this far:
Date of Birth: September 20, 1910
Hometown: Kansas City, MO
Education: B.A., Mathematics, Wilberforce University, 1929
Hired by NACA: December 1943
Retired from NASA: 1971
Date of Death: November 10, 2008
Date of Birth: April 9, 1921
Hometown: Hampton, VA
Education: B.S., Mathematics and Physical Science, Hampton Institute, 1942
Hired by NACA: April 1951
Retired from NASA: 1985
Date of Death: February 11, 2005
Born: Aug. 26, 1918
Died: Feb. 24, 2020
Hometown: White Sulphur Springs, WV
Education: B.S., Mathematics and French, West Virginia State College, 1937
Hired by NACA: June 1953
Retired from NASA: 1986
- NASA Biography, image thanks to PBS
But scholars – while these woman changed history, as have millions of other People of Color, you don’t have to be a trailblazer to deserve equality, fair treatment and respect. We all of us deserve a life without hate or fear.
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