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Shirley Ann Jackson, Math and Science Education Crusader

Shirley Ann Jackson came of age right when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world's first artificial satellite. The Soviet success prompted American schools to emphasize math and science, subjects that captured Jackson's imagination. After graduating as valedictorian of her high-school class, Jackson became the first African American woman at MIT to earn a doctorate. … Back to Article

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