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5 Things You Should Know About Katherine Johnson

Taraji P. Henson plays Johnson in the film Hidden Figures, but here are 5 things you may not know.


  1. Katherine is an African American physicist and mathematician.
  2. In 2015, Johnson received the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
  3. She sang in the choir of Carver Presbyterian Church for fifty years.
  4. Johnson and her husband have six grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren.
  5. She has been a member since college of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority.

Written by, Hulisani Khorombi, Associate Editor, #mygirlsquad




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