Mary Jackson was NASA’s first Black woman engineer. Jackson was featured in the movie “Hidden Figures” and now a school in Utah will be renamed after her. The Root mentioned that the Salt Lake City Board of Education voted to make this change.
The school used to be named after former president, Andrew Jackson, but not for long. Jana Edward, the school’s principal said the event was unifying and, “We are now recognized as the only school named after a [black] woman in Salt Lake District. We also wanted to be very cognizant we are a college-going culture. She had a college degree where President Andrew Jackson did not. Also it means we get to recognize a black woman who became the first black female NASA engineer.”
Jackson was a trailblazer and hero. The school is hoping Jackson’s family can come participate in the celebration, but hasn’t heard a response back. We are so happy that Mary Jackson received this honor.
- Black History Profile: Mary Church Terrell
- Which Black Panther Character Are You? [Quiz]
- From Franklin, NJ to D.C., Former Local DJ Honored For Accomplishments
- 4 Records ‘Black Panther’ Has Broken, So Far
- Sgt. La David Johnson’s Plans For His Family Were Tragically Cut Short
- Black Florida School Official Emerges As The Calming Voice Following The Parkland Shooting
- A Fight At All Star Weekend…Shocking!!!
- New LAHH ATL Cast Members!!!
- Welp! Keshia Knight Pulliam Reportedly Owes $102K In Georgia State Back Taxes
- The Official Poster For ‘Creed 2’ Has Been Revealed