Tag: Gladys West


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Meet Gladys West, the Hidden Figure of GPS

Born in rural Virginia in 1930, Gladys West was critical to the development of what we now know as GPS or Global Positioning Systems. She grew up in a community of sharecroppers and realized she would need to focus on education if she did not want a future on farms or factories. From Valedictorian…