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…


Thought for the Week

Growing up, I spent summers with my Granny.  Her house still serves as the childhood “home” in my memory, her neighbors’ grandchildren are with whom I grew up.  She is hard to describe in words because my Granny was that kind of woman.  The scratch-made spaghetti cooking, stiletto heel and skirt to work wearing, relentless Sunday Mass attending, scripture from memory reciting, kid-to-get-his-own-switch sending,  “OhLordhelpmepleaseJesusplease” exclaiming kind of woman, who…

March 27, 2014