03-01-17 – Because Of Them, We Can


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“To struggle, and battle and overcome and absolutely defeat every force designed against us is the only way to achieve” – Nannie Helen Burroughs 1933

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Hey Family,

As the highest grossing Oscar nominated “Best Picture” film this season, Hidden Figures has unlocked a big (little) known fact.  Black women’s contributions to this society have been enormous, far ranging and all encompassing. So when thinking about what to do for the start of Women’s History Month, I wanted to highlight other women who have made as great of an impact.

On today’s program Dr. Tracee Jamison-Hooks, a research Electrical Engineer for the NASA Goddard Spaceflight Program.  She was also the first African American to receive a PhD in Electrical Engineering at North Carolina State A&T University.  I’ll talk to her about the challenges of the past and future for african american women in STEM.

It’s Women’s History Month on Enlighten Me. Because of them, we can.

Tune in Wednesdays from 4-5p ET on WERA-FM 96.7 in Arlington, VA or check us out online at Facebook.com/EnlightenMeonWERA or on Twitter @EnlightenMeWERA @andreacambron.

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