Tag: Women’s History

Mary W. Jackson

NASA Renames its DC Headquarters After Black Engineer Mary W. Jackson

Her story and history may have been brought to prominence through the film Hidden Figures starring Janelle Monáe but aerospace engineer and mathematician Mary W. Jackson is a “hidden figure” no more. In a moving ceremony, NASA officials recently renamed their D.C. headquarters in Jackson’s honor. The newly named Mary…

Archived: $21 Million Harriet Tubman State Park Project Now Open

Harriet Tubman In Dorchester County, Maryland, near the plantation where Harriet Tubman was born in 1822, now sits a 17-acre park to memorialize the iconic freedom fighter. Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Parkis located in Church Creek on Maryland’s Eastern shore, about 90 miles from Baltimore or Washington, D.C. A…