Greenwood Cemetery’s effort to discover, honor veterans in their midst

Covering one square mile of New York City, Brooklyn’s historic Greenwood Cemetery is a national historic landmark. More than 500,000 people are interred here. It’s also the final resting place for an untold number of American war veterans. Now, the cemetery is enlisting an army of volunteers to help tell the stories of those who served throughout our nation’s history. Dana Jacobson has more.

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In the Midst of Segregation, She Persevered | Remembering Mary W. Jackson on her 100th Birthday

NASA trailblazer and “Hidden Figure”, Mary W. Jackson was born April 9, 1921 in Hampton, VA. Despite segregation and difficult odds, she became the first black female engineer at NASA.

Jackson began her career with the agency in the segregated West Area Computing Unit of NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia. The mathematician and aerospace engineer went on to lead programs influencing the hiring and promotion of women in NASA’s science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers. In 2019, she was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal.

Learn more at https://www.nasa.gov/content/mary-w-jackson-biography

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Liberia battling polio outbreak in midst of Covid pandemic

All but nine African countries have now had deliveries from Covax, the international scheme designed to achieve an equitable distribution of Covid vaccines around the world. (Subscribe: https://bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)

Some have started rolling them out, but in Liberia they are hesitating, concerned about the controversies over AstraZeneca and about whether their population will agree to be jabbed.

And now they have another problem, polio, which has begun re-emerging after vaccination programmes for that virus were cancelled because of Covid. We are in Monrovia, where they re-started their polio campaign today.

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