This Black History Month, the National Women’s Hall of Fame is partnering with UNLADYLIKE2020 to share the stories of Unsung Women Geniuses: Black women whose genius you might not know about, but whose legacies affect each of us every day.
JOIN US LIVE ON THURSDAY, MARCH 3RD, 2022, FROM 7-9PM ET, ON THE HALL’S YOUTUBE CHANNEL AND RSVP HERE: https://www.womenofthehall.org/programs-the-hall/unsung-women-genius/
The Unsung Women Genius Summit, a two-hour educational event for teachers and parents, will be moderated by Sandra Rattley, Executive Producer of UNLADYLIKE2020, and will include a screening of our Bessie Coleman documentary introduced by UNLADYLIKE2020 creator Charlotte Mangin, and a curriculum demonstration by Sandy Goldberg, Director of Education at WNET. Join us for this educational, and inspirational event that will provide teachers and parents access to educational resources and support that they need to make sure unsung women are taught in the classroom and included in the history books.
This Summit will also spotlight the formerly unsung genius, and 2021 Inductee, Katherine Johnson. NASA mathematician, pioneer in racial and gender equality, and contributor to one of our nation’s first triumphs in human spaceflight, Johnson is remembered as one of America’s most inspirational figures; however, her story was not always widely known. It wasn’t until 2015, when President Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom that Katherine Johnson began receiving the praise and accolades she rightly deserved. In 2016, Johnson’s legacy rocketed into the public spotlight when she was portrayed by actor Taraji P. Henson as the lead character in the critically acclaimed film Hidden Figures. During the Summit, we will hear from Katherine Johnson’s daughters, Katherine Moore, and Joylette Hylick, who will answer the question, “what is the cost of not including women in history on a personal level, and how does this impact society at large?”
- March 3, 2022
- 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm ET