A once-"hidden figure" from NASA's history is being celebrated by one of the most well-known toy lines in the world.
NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, whose real-life experience as an African American "human computer" was depicted in the 2016 movie "Hidden Figures," is among the first three historical figures to be honored in Barbie's "Inspiring Women" doll series.
Posts: 1585 From: Gardner, KS, USA Registered: Feb 2003
posted 03-08-2018 03:23 PM
Was this release the reason why Katherine Johnson did not want Lego to feature her in the set they released a few months ago?
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Posts: 39027 From: Houston, TX Registered: Nov 1999
posted 03-08-2018 03:27 PM
You're not the first person to raise that question, but it is one only Katherine Johnson can answer.