Updated: 2/23/2021

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  • Hi My name is Dorothy Vaughan, and I was born on September 20th, 1910 in Kansas City, MO.
  • This is my mother, Annie Johnson, and father Leonard Johnson
  • I got my education from Wilberforce University where I graduated in 1929
  • In December 1943 I started working for NACA’s West Area Computing unit
  • I became the first African American manager at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) which soon became NASA
  • I provided data that was later essential to the success of the early U.S. space program.
  • ”Separate and equal are two different things. Just 'cause it's the way, doesn't make it right. You act right, you are right.”