Posted on December 7, 2018

Washington Votes to Rename Street Outside NASA Headquarters ‘Hidden Figures Way’

Aris Folley, The Hill, December 6, 2018

A street outside of the NASA headquarters could soon be named after the historic black women scientists and mathematicians who were depicted in the 2016 film “Hidden Figures.”

The D.C. Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a bill that would ceremonially designate the street as “Hidden Figures Way.”

The symbolic act would honor Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary W. Jackson, for their scientific contributions to the space agency in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s.

The bill, also known as “Hidden Figures Way Designation Act of 2018,” states that the new sign would be installed on the 300 block of E Street SW to “honor the historic women scientist and mathematicians who contributed to NASA’s mission despite adversity.”