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Josephine Baker and her pet cheetah

This week the gal-pals talk about the mythic creature Josephine Baker. Josephine was a burlesque performer, a French spy, and a civil rights advocate who stood up to the KKK. She also walked her pet cheetah down the streets of Paris, had a goat in her dressing room and a pig living in her night […]

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Mary Jackson – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who is a mathematician, a hidden figure and the first Black engineer at NASA. Her later work at Langley created opportunities for more women at NASA. Today we are talking about the life and legacy of your gal, Mary Jackson. Learn about Mary in 2 minutes Full Episode […]

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Katherine Johnson – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who is a math genius. Her calculations were pivotal in getting the first American in space and back home safely. But it didn’t stop there, from the early days of NACA testing airplanes and rocket all the way to the Space Shuttle Program she was there crunching the […]

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Dorothy Vaughan – Your Gal Friday

Today we are talking about a gal who was the first Black supervisor at what would become NASA, we’re talking about gal who taught herself a computer language that only a handful of people even knew existed. She was a mathematician, a teacher, and a Hidden Figure. Today we’re talking about the life and legacy […]