The symbolic naming follows legislation spanned this past year by the U.S. Senate along with the D.C. Council; the local law has been passed unanimously in December. The cube is the newest District street to receive special signage marking historical individuals, groups, and institutions. Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson are one of those being honored.
A dedication ceremony and panel are scheduled for June 12
The ceremony is set to begin in 10 a.m., prior to a board to be held in the National Air and Space Museum at 600 Independence Avenue SW at 12:45 p.m. Margot Lee Shetterly, the writer of the book where the”Hidden Statistics” film is established, and Christine Darden, among NASA’s”human computers” during the Apollo Era, are slated to participate on the panel.
On Wednesday, NASA officials will unveil brand new street signs and ceremonially dedicate the 300 block of E Street SW–where the area agency’s District headquarters is situated –as”Hidden Figures Way,” at honor of those girls who worked for NASA during much of the 20th century and were depicted in the 2016 American film led by Theodore Melfi.
Eleanor Holmes Norton are one of the elected officials who have been invited to the dedication event. Are Sens. Ed Markey, John Thune, and Ted Cruz, and former Florida Sen. Bill Nelson, that co-introduced the congressional iteration of the laws designating the cube as”Hidden Figures Way.”