profeminist: “❤ these photos of Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monáe and Octavia Spencer dressed as their characters in Fox 2000’s “Hidden Figures”! In the film, which will tell the true story of the African American women mathematicians who were behind one of NASA’s first successful space missions, Henson stars as Katherine Johnson, Monáe as Mary Jackson, and Spencer as Dorothy Vaughan. We can’t wait for this trailblazing trio to hit the big screen next January!” As seen on the Because of…
Walter S. McAfee (September 2, 1914 - February 18, 1995) was an African American scientist and astronomer, notable for participating in the world's first first lunar radar echo experiments with Project Diana. McAfee was born in Ore City, Texas in Upshur County, as one of nine children. His parents grew up on a farm and his dad was a CME minister.
Daniel Hale Williams, first African American Cardiologist. Taught Surgery at Meharry Medical College. Founded Provident Hospital, Chicago. Daniel Hale Williams performs the first successful open-heart surgery, without anesthesia.
Dr.Jane Cooke Wright, African American Cancer Research Living Legend and Pioneer. See more details about her life and work at: "Changing the Face of Medicine": http://www.nlm.nih.gov/changingthefaceofmedicine/physicians/biography_336.html
Before Kathryn Johnson became a Physicist & Mathematician responsible for putting men on the moon, she was a teacher and Stay At Home Mom. Later, she applied to NASA to calculate trajectories for space flights.