‘Hidden Figures’ icon to receive Congressional Gold Medal

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Congress recently passed legislation awarding a Congressional Gold Medal – its highest honor – to renowned NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson (above), who turned 101 in August. Other women featured in the “Hidden Figures’’ movie will be honored as well. On Nov. 24, 2015, Mrs. Johnson received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama.

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