Da'Kiyah C Fitzgerald

Events

Dorothy Johnson Birthday

September 20,1910

Dorothy graduated from Beechurst High School

1925

B.A., Mathematics, Wilberforce University

1929

Vaughan was employed as a mathematician at the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics in what she thought would be a temporary job

1943

Dorothy Johnson Vaughan became the first black supervisor at NACA when she was promoted manager of the West Area Computers

1949

As NACA was transitioning into the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, the agency abolished the segregated working environment

1958

Vaughan moved into the area of electronic computing, after NACA introduced the first digital computers to the center.

1961

The beginning of her retirement

1971

Dorothy Vaughan died

2008

Her legacy and the story of the other women of West Computing lives on in the film Hidden Figures

2016