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Katherine Johnson, the NASA Mathematician Who Advanced Human Rights with a Slide Rule and Pencil NASA chief Charles Bolden recalls the historic trajectory of the “human computer” who played a key role in the Apollo 11 moon landing, and as a female African-American in the 1960s, shattered stereotypes in the process. (Katherine Johnson, photographed at Fort Monroe, in Hampton, Virginia. Photograph by Annie Leibovitz)
In 1961, at the age of ninety-three, Dr. William E. B. Du Bois accepted an invitation from Ghanaian President Kwame Nkrumah to be the editor of the Encyclopedia Africana project. In the final months of his life, Dr. Du Bois renounced his American citizenship and become a citizen of Ghana. He died on August 27, 1963, the eve of the March on Washington." "W.E.B. Du Bois receives an honorary degree from the University of Ghana, University of Massachusetts, Du Bois: The Activist Life" umass.edu
Fanny Jackson Coppin (b.1837 – d.1913) was an educator and missionary. Born an American slave, her freedom was purchased by her aunt at age 12. In 1860, she enrolled in Oberlin College in Ohio, the first US college to accept both black and female students. While a student, she taught an evening course for free African Americans in reading and writing, and she graduated with a Bachelor's degree in 1865 and become the first African American woman school principal (Institute for Colored Youth).
"Jane M. Bolin was the first Black woman graduate of Yale Law School and the first Black woman in the United States to become a judge. She is pictured here in July 1939, shortly after her appointment by New York City mayor Fiorello H. La Guardia, which made news all over the world. Judge Bolin retired in 1979 after 40 years as a judge - but only because she had reached the mandatory retirement age of 70. She died at age 98 in 2007."