Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson Celebrated On 99th Birthday With Building Named In Her Honor

By Theresa Flerx

Under beautiful skies with perfect temperature, an amazing woman graced the Spa City. On Saturday, August 26, Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson attended a small, private ceremony naming the building housing the White Sulphur Springs Public Library in her honor and the library's community room in recognition of her father, Joshua McKinnley Coleman.

Recently made famous by the book and movie "Hidden Figures," Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson spent many decades influencing and impacting the history of the entire universe with her mathematical contributions to the country's early space program. Born Katherine Coleman on August 26, 1918, in WSS, the aw-inspiring woman choose to return home to spend part of her 99th birthday with her family and a short list of ceremony attendees.

Read more in the Monday, August 28, edition of The West Virginia Daily News.

 

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