Education: September 2018 Archives

Ranking Member Johnson and Vice Chairman Lucas Introduce the Hidden Figures

"Today, Ranking Member Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) introduced H.R. 6795, the "Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act." Vice Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) is an original cosponsor of the legislation. This bill awards the Congressional Medal of Honor, Congress's highest civilian honor, to Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, Dorothy Vaughan, Christine Darden, and all the women computers, mathematicians, and engineers at NASA, and its precursor organization NACA, who devoted their talents in service to the United States through World War II, the Space Race, and the Cold War. During this period, women submitted their work anonymously, were paid less than their male peers, and had few opportunities for career advancement. In addition, women of color were initially subjected to the indignity of segregated dining and bathroom facilities. Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) introduced a Senate version of the legislation, S. 3321."


Loading

 



Monthly Archives

About this Archive

This page is an archive of entries in the Education category from September 2018.

Education: August 2018 is the previous archive.

Education: October 2018 is the next archive.

Find recent content on the main index or look in the archives to find all content.