Grace Hopper (1906-1992), sometimes referred to as ‘Amazing
Grace’, was a computer scientist and an Admiral in the US Navy. In 1944, she
invented the first compiler for a computer programming language.
earned her master’s and PhD in mathematics from Yale, and began teaching at
Vassar in 1931. She was part of the US Navy Reserve during World War II, all
while working for the Harvard Computation Lab, where she was part of the Mark I
computer programming project. She remained on active duty well beyond the
retirement age, becoming the oldest active-duty officer in the history of the
Navy, at 79 years of age.
Display of small Marine Corps, Navy and one Coast Guard emblems representing all those Marine, Navy and Coast Guard personnel who lost their lives during the battle of Iwo Jima at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia. This week marks the 72nd anniversary of the battle.
29 Days of February - 29 Photos of African Americans throughout Naval History. #BlackHistoryMonth
Original Caption: US Navy African-American Navy Cross-awarded gun crew: Jonell Copeland, Que Gant, Harold Clark Jr., James Eddie Dockery, Alonzo Alexander Swann, Eli Benjamin; circa 1945. (National Archives Photo # 80-G-334029)