Stumbling Toward Enlightenment

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30/08/2016
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Remember the Ladies: Cordelia Ray

Henrietta Cordelia Ray (August 30, 1852 – 1916) was an African-American poet and teacher. She was the sister of Charlotte E. Ray. She was born in New York City to Charlotte Augusta Burrough and clergyman, abolitionist, and newspaper publisher Charles B. Ray, and named for his first wife, Henrietta Ray. Continue reading

26/08/2016
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Remember the Ladies: Katherine Johnson

Katherine G. Johnson is an American physicist, space scientist, and mathematician who contributed to America’s aeronautics and space programs with the early application of digital electronic computers at NASA. Known for accuracy in computerized celestial navigation, she calculated the trajectory for Project Mercury and the 1969 Apollo 11 flight to the Moon. Continue reading

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