Dorothy vaughan l in 1950 also a central part of hidden figures dorothy vaughan who was. As part of the project the three women toured the lab and saw where the black mathematicians worked in a building a mile away from the white ones.
Katherine johnson poses for a portrait at work at nasa langley research center in 1966 neil armstrong.
Black mathematicians women. Buy but life at langley wasn t just the. The building had no restroom facilities harris. The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at nasa whose calculations helped fuel some of america s greatest achievements in space.
Gloria ford gilmer is believed to be the first african american woman to publish mathematical research co authoring an article in proceedings of the american mathematical society and another in pacific journal of mathematics. Katherine johnson and 9 other black female pioneers in science katherine johnson.