11 Famous African American Mathematicians You Should Know

5.) Katherine Johnson (1918-2020) Katherine Johnson was the main character of the critically-acclaimed film Hidden Figures.Her contributions in the field of orbital mechanics, alongside fellow female African American mathematicians Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, were critical to the United States’ success in putting astronaut John Glenn into orbit in 1962.

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