Katherine Johnson Statue at West Virginia State University



WVSU Katherine Johnson Statue and Scholarship Dedication Ceremony

West Virginia State University dedicated a scholarship and unveiled a statue on Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, honoring NASA mathematician and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient Katherine Johnson, a 1937 graduate of the University.

An estimated crowd of more than 600 attended the ceremony, which featured remarks from NASA astronaut Dr. Yvonne Cagle as well as Johnson’s daughters, Joylette Hylick and Katherine Moore, and WVSU President Anthony L. Jenkins.

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