Katherine G. Johnson

Katherine G. Johnson, born Katherine Coleman on August 26, 1918, in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia was a bright child with a gift for numbers, she breezed through her classes and completed the eighth grade by age 10. Katherine Johnson enrolled at West Virginia State College (now West Virginia State University) in Institute, West Virginia. There was one professor named Dr. William W. Schieffelin Claytor, the third African American to earn a Ph.D. in mathematics, who was determined to prepare […]

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