Women's Activism NYC

Katherine Johnson

1918 - 2020

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Katherine Johnson, also known as Katherine Goble, was an American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics as a NASA employee were critical to the success of the first and subsequent U.S. Katherine's ability to pursue her dreams and fight for what she believes in, in a society that does not want her, inspires me. Personally I know what it feels like to have your ability to complete a task overlooked by the fact that you are a female, and it's extremely frustrating to say the least. When I first heard her name I was in middle school and I remember telling myself I wanna be just like her. Not a scientist, but a strong elegant woman. “I don't have a feeling of inferiority. Never had. I'm as good as anybody, but no better.” - Katherine Johnson. Women like her need to have their names known by everyone in the world. I believe that if we are to educate young girls about women like this, we would grow tremendously as a society.

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