President Barack Obama presents Katherine G. Johnson with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during the 2015 Presidential Medal Of Freedom Ceremony at the White House on November 24, 2015 in Washington, DC.
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By TIME Staff
May 15, 2017

Katherine Johnson, the NASA pioneer whose story was told in the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures, delivered a message to Hampton University’s graduating class of 2017 on Sunday. See video of her remarks here and read the transcript below:

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