Hidden Figure Dorothy Vaughan didn’t hide from principle

February 14, 2017

Even before she became known to many through the newly released movie Hidden Figures, the few who knew Dorothy Vaughan well could attest to this: Principle was everything. As the first African-American female supervisor at NASA, the first to master NASA computer program FORTRAN and train an integrated class of engineers to use it, and one of the first black women to work at NASA as a mathematician, her principles…