Although official news of this scientific breakthrough did not include McAfee’s name, nor was there any recognition of the essential role he played, Walter S. McAfee is the African American mathematician and physicist who first calculated the speed of the moon. Americans could not have walked on the moon had it not been for his calculations.
Josephine Baker in her World War II Uniform, c. 1945. During World War II, she worked with the French resistance movement. Using her career as a cover, Baker carried secret messages written in invisible ink on her sheet music.