The NASA women who inspired ‘Hidden Figures’ to get Congressional gold medals

AmNews Staff Reports | 11/11/2019, 8:59 a.m.
Four African American women known as the “Hidden Figures” who worked at NASA during the Space Race are being awarded ...
Former NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson is seen after President Barack Obama presented her with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Photo: NASA/Bill Ingalls, Wikimedia Commons

Four African American women known as the “Hidden Figures” who worked at NASA during the Space Race are being awarded Congressional Gold Medals, the highest civilian award in the US.

President Donald Trump signed into law the Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act on Friday.

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