WASHINGTON- Today, U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) spoke at Minnesota’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration, where she was joined by Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to travel to space, Dr. Reatha Clark King, a chemist who designed rockets for NASA, and Katherine Moore, whose mother, Katherine Coleman Johnson, was a mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics at NASA were critical to the success of the first U.S. manned spaceflight.
“This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, I was honored to stand with some incredible, not-so-hidden figures—Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African American woman in space, Katherine Moore, the daughter of Katherine Coleman Johnson, a NASA legend, and our own Dr. Reatha Clark King,” Klobuchar said.
“In the 2018 elections, armies of hidden figures came out to vote. Today, our leaders look more like America. Together, we are working towards a future that fulfills Dr. King’s dream for our country."
Klobuchar stands with Dr. Mae Jemison, Dr. Reatha Clark King, and Katherine Moore at Minnesota’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration.