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Vol 3 Number 4 Priceless


THE HBCU ADVOCATE


Our Future Depends On It www.thehbcuadvocate.com


Serving HBCU Alumni, Students, Faculty, Staff and Friends


Opinion: Black Folks Are Leading the Vegan Revolution


Page 5


Hampton Alum Has All the Answers About Pets


Talladega Presents Dr. William R.


Harvey Museum of Art


Page 2 Page 8


Remembering NASA 'Figure' and WVSU Alum Katherine Johnson


African American History in Photographs


Free


Katherine Johnson receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a kiss from President Obama. Photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls


BY CHANCE MEETING Katherine


JoAnna Pendergrass


BY BRENDA BUCHANON, CONTRIBUTING WRITER From watching an older


cousin exam her dog, Dudley, at a family gathering when she was around six years of age, JoAnna Pendergrass made the decision to become a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. Pendergrass was born


in Heidelberg, Germany (her father was in the Army) and grew up in Arnold, Maryland, the youngest of three siblings. Her parents, her at


to pursue Hampton


who inspired college,


University


met in


Hampton, Virginia. Her mother graduated


from Hampton University in 1970; her father


attended for two years, then transferred and graduated from North Carolina


State


University. She has been married for seven years, Pendergrass said the


beginning of her introduction to Hampton University was by her parents, but other family members


had parents’ attended the


university as well. She grew to love the Hampton University campus from her visits and her


inspiration,


therefore, it was an easy transition from high school to her mom’s alma mater. In her senior year in high school, she


JOANNA PENDERGRASS PAGE 4


Healthy Recipe Editorial


THIS EDITION’S HIGHLIGHTS Hair Discrimination Is Alive and Well


Tofu Spinach Lasagna


HBCU Sports HBCU Careers Upcoming Events Scholarships Watch


2020 MEAC Basketball Tournament We Are Hiring The Essence of a Woman Conference AFSA Scholarship Johnson, a renowned


mathematician and physicist who passed away Monday, February 24, 2020 at the age of 101, was a significant part of American history. Without her calculations of orbital mechanics while working at NASA, Americans may have never made it to space, let alone the moon. She played an important role as one of the first


African American women to work for NASA. In addition to her contributions in the early manned space missions and Apollo missions, her work has been essential to the genesis of the Space Shuttle Program, as well as the future missions to Mars. Born in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia in 1918 as the youngest of four


KATHERINE JOHNSON PAGE 13


Texas Southern University Receives $301,000 Endowed Scholarship


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Representatives from the Houston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and Texas Southern University pose for a photo holding the Anna Pearl Barrett Memorial Endowed Scholarship check. Photo courtesy of TSU. BY TEXAS SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY


Texas Southern University received funds for a $301,000 endowed scholarship earlier this month when the Houston Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated presented the university with the Annie Pearl Barrett Memorial Endowed


Scholarship. Texas Southern University’s Foundation matched a $150,500 donation, creating


one of the university’s largest


endowments. Funds from the endowment will financially assist students who desire to study abroad.


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