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Photograph of Mary Smith Peake, teacher.

Interview with Miss Mary Jane Wilson who graduated from the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute in 1874.

Photograph of Miriam D. Mann

"Come back here, you black rascal." "Can't come back nohow, massa; Dis chile's CONTRABAN'"

Biographical information for Miriam D. Mann, one of the "human computers" for NASA

Launching of the Mercury-Redstone 3 (MR-3) spacecraft from Cape Canaveral on a suborbital mission -- the first U.S. manned spaceflight. The Mercury-Redstone 3 was the first United States human spaceflight, on May 5, 1961, piloted by astronaut Alan…

Survey map of Chesterville Plantation in Virginia, 1951.

Letter signed by NASA director Floyd L. Thompson congratulating Miriam D. Mann on 20 years of Federal Government service. The letter is dated April 1, 1963 and describes the award Mrs. Mann would receive at the ceremony in October 1963.
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