This African American woman was promoted to head of West Computing and later became a computer programmer.
Katherine Goble Johnson
This African American woman calculated the trajectory for the Project Mercury mission.
This white woman worked as Langley’s Head Computer and recruited women to work as computers.
This man was the personnel officer at Langley and helped start the West Computing pool.
This white woman was the first head of West Computing and treated her black coworkers as equals.
This white woman was promoted to head of West Computing, but suffered a mental break and died.
This African American woman was a computer who did not like the “colored computers” sign on the lunchroom table, so she hid it until management gave up and stopped replacing the sign.
Mary Winston Jackson
This African American woman worked...
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