When your grandmother is hidden

March 18, 2017


In 2011, my mother Miriam Mann Harris was approached by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide an oral history of her mother, Miriam Daniel Mann, who was in the first cohort of Black women to work at NASA in 1943. 

My grandmother was born in Covington, Georgia, on July 25, 1907. Her father was a barber and her mother was a schoolteacher. She grew up in Macon, Georgia, and graduated from Talladega College in Alabama with a major in chemistry and a minor in mathematics. After teaching school a few years...


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