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(Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, gift of Annie Leibovitz, (c) Annie Leibovitz)

Creola Katherine Johnson

#CHANGEMAKER

Black America

Brilliant research mathematician and "human computer" for the NASA space program, Katherine Johnson broke every barrier placed in front of her by "taking the problem out of the equation." She passed away at age 101 on Feb. 24, 2020.

One of her last interviews: