Savannah Alumnae Chapter will sponsor its May Week celebration on Sunday, May 6, 2018, 4:00P.M. at Savannah State University’s King Frazier Ballroom. The program will feature Mrs. Marion Lee Johnson, who recently became known as “Savannah’s Own Hidden Figure,” a unique reference to the movie, “Hidden Figures.” The movie depicts the story of a team of female African American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
While working on the Boeing/NASA team in 1967, Marion Lee Johnson was responsible for preparing data inputs for simulation of vehicle piece impact trajectories. Johnson received significant commendations in March of 1969 for an incredible perfect score of 20 successful missions, in 20 attempts. Boeing also recognized Johnson for her dedication, technical competence, and high standards of achievements in contributing to America’s successful First Manned Lunar Landing Mission on July 20, 1969, where Neil Armstrong said, “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Marion Johnson’s name is enshrined in the Apollo/Saturn V Roll of Honor. A copy of this historic roll is in the Library of Congress, as well as the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.
As the highlight of the May Week program, Mrs. Johnson will engage in an in-depth interview with WTOC Anchor, Dawn Baker. The Chapter will also present its annual Scholarships in the amount of $11,000. A reception will follow the celebration. The entire community is invited to attend.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.- Savannah Alumnae Chapter sincerely thanks the entire community for its continued support.