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<div style="display:none;font-size:1px;color:#fff;line-height:1px;max-height:0;max-width:0;opacity:0;overflow:hidden">Most sites of the slave trade are unmarked, including auction sites where families were torn apart.</div><div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:center"><table class="m_4054406035279956713css-n6cafp" style="width:600px" width="600"><tbody><tr style="width:100%"><td style="padding:15px 0 5px;border-bottom:1px solid #dcdcdc;text-align:center;width:100%"><div style="font-family:arial,sans-serif;font-size:12px;text-align:center;width:100%;padding-bottom:10px"><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/l6pOo3loX3npMnlAQMgzpw~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRgPNfsP4QuAWh0dHBzOi8vbWVzc2FnaW5nLWN1c3RvbS1uZXdzbGV0dGVycy5ueXRpbWVzLmNvbS90ZW1wbGF0ZS9vYWt2Mj91cmk9bnl0Oi8vbmV3c2xldHRlci8xZTVmZGZhMC02YWZkLTRiN2ItOGM4OS0yNGJlMDNhYWY2OTcmcHJvZHVjdENvZGU9UlImdGU9MSZubD1yYWNlL3JlbGF0ZWQmZW1jPWVkaXRfcnJfMjAyMDAyMjkmY2FtcGFpZ25faWQ9MzcmaW5zdGFuY2VfaWQ9MTYzNzImc2VnbWVudF9pZD0yMTc0NyZ1c2VyX2lkPTM5MzhmMTdkODE4MmEyMmZkZTE0NjdmZjlkMGJiNWM1JnJlZ2lfaWQ9NDI3NDA4OTdlZGl0X3JyXzIwMjAwMjI5VwNueXRCCgAs7FJaXjqoudVSEGxpbWFAZ2VuZXNlby5lZHVYBAAAAAA~" alt="View in browser" style="color:#666;text-decoration:none;line-height:18px" target="_blank">View in browser</a><span style="color:#dcdcdc;margin:0 10px">|</span><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/8GU_iCnSnUdSzm3v44SbKQ~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRgPNfsP0S2aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vP3RlPTEmbmw9cmFjZS9yZWxhdGVkJmVtYz1lZGl0X3JyXzIwMjAwMjI5JmNhbXBhaWduX2lkPTM3Jmluc3RhbmNlX2lkPTE2MzcyJnNlZ21lbnRfaWQ9MjE3NDcmdXNlcl9pZD0zOTM4ZjE3ZDgxODJhMjJmZGUxNDY3ZmY5ZDBiYjVjNSZyZWdpX2lkPTQyNzQwODk3MjAyMDAyMjlXA255dEIKACzsUlpeOqi51VIQbGltYUBnZW5lc2VvLmVkdVgEAAAAAA~~" alt="The New York Times" style="color:#666;text-decoration:none;line-height:18px" target="_blank">nytimes.com</a></div><a href="#m_4054406035279956713_a11y-skip-ad-marquee" style="width:1px;height:1px;overflow:hidden;color:transparent">Continue reading the main story</a><span style="width:100%;text-align:center"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" align="center"><tbody><tr><td colspan="2" align="center"></td></tr><tr><td height="10px"></td></tr></tbody></table></span></td></tr><tr style="width:100%" id="m_4054406035279956713_a11y-skip-ad-marquee"><td class="m_4054406035279956713css-e902px" style="border-bottom:1px solid #cecece;padding:25px 0 20px;width:100%;text-align:center" width="100%" align="center"><div class="m_4054406035279956713css-1nu1ipb" style="margin-bottom:15px"><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/mrOiMLFHUKflQ4DZL5s4_g~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRgPNfsP0TEaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vc3BvdGxpZ2h0L3JhY2U_dGU9MSZubD1yYWNlL3JlbGF0ZWQmZW1jPWVkaXRfcnJfMjAyMDAyMjkmY2FtcGFpZ25faWQ9MzcmaW5zdGFuY2VfaWQ9MTYzNzImc2VnbWVudF9pZD0yMTc0NyZ1c2VyX2lkPTM5MzhmMTdkODE4MmEyMmZkZTE0NjdmZjlkMGJiNWM1JnJlZ2lfaWQ9NDI3NDA4OTcyMDIwMDIyOVcDbnl0QgoALOxSWl46qLnVUhBsaW1hQGdlbmVzZW8uZWR1WAQAAAAA" alt="More Race/Related" target="_blank"><img src="https://static.nytimes.com/email-images/newsletters/racerelated/rrheader.png" alt="More Race/Related" style="width:300px" width="300"></a></div><p style="width:100%;margin-bottom:0;font:12px/12px georgia,serif;letter-spacing:.5px">February 29, 2020</p></td></tr><tr style="height:20px"></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr><td style="padding:0 9px 15px 0;vertical-align:middle" valign="middle"><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/_VxF-QzaoG7eSo5-r58Qeg~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRgPNfsP0TFaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vYnkvYWRlZWwtaGFzc2FuP3RlPTEmbmw9cmFjZS9yZWxhdGVkJmVtYz1lZGl0X3JyXzIwMjAwMjI5JmNhbXBhaWduX2lkPTM3Jmluc3RhbmNlX2lkPTE2MzcyJnNlZ21lbnRfaWQ9MjE3NDcmdXNlcl9pZD0zOTM4ZjE3ZDgxODJhMjJmZGUxNDY3ZmY5ZDBiYjVjNSZyZWdpX2lkPTQyNzQwODk3MjAyMDAyMjlXA255dEIKACzsUlpeOqi51VIQbGltYUBnZW5lc2VvLmVkdVgEAAAAAA~~" target="_blank"><img src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2018/08/23/multimedia/author-adeel-hassan/author-adeel-hassan-blogSmallThumb.png" alt="Author Headshot" style="width:45px;height:45px;border-radius:100%" width="45" height="45"></a></td><td style="padding:0 0 15px 0;vertical-align:middle" valign="middle"><p style="font:13px/18px arial,sans-serif;letter-spacing:.2px;color:#000;margin-bottom:3px;font:600 13px/18px arial,sans-serif">By <a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/_VxF-QzaoG7eSo5-r58Qeg~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRgPNfsP0TFaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vYnkvYWRlZWwtaGFzc2FuP3RlPTEmbmw9cmFjZS9yZWxhdGVkJmVtYz1lZGl0X3JyXzIwMjAwMjI5JmNhbXBhaWduX2lkPTM3Jmluc3RhbmNlX2lkPTE2MzcyJnNlZ21lbnRfaWQ9MjE3NDcmdXNlcl9pZD0zOTM4ZjE3ZDgxODJhMjJmZGUxNDY3ZmY5ZDBiYjVjNSZyZWdpX2lkPTQyNzQwODk3MjAyMDAyMjlXA255dEIKACzsUlpeOqi51VIQbGltYUBnZW5lc2VvLmVkdVgEAAAAAA~~" clas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ed about where they were sold or where their loved one was sold; what fragments of information they had to go on when they were ardently searching the country for mothers, brothers, sisters, wives, husbands.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><h3 class="m_4054406035279956713css-18prcb2" style="margin:0 0 1px;font:bold 18px/25px georgia,serif;color:#000">Could you briefly tell us the story of one of these sites?</h3></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 17px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">Monday is the 161st anniversary of the Weeping Time slave auction, which took place on the eve of the Civil War. Four hundred and thirty-six men, women and children — including 30 babies — were put on the auction block in Savannah, Ga., in what became known as the largest slave sale in American history.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 17px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">There is a marker in what is now West Savannah near where the Ten Broeck Race Course once stood, which was the actual location of the auction. The enslaved were kept in the sheds meant for horses as they awaited sale. They endured the horror of being separated from family and loved ones as though they were sold in “family lots.” Family was narrowly defined: mother, father, children. No grandparents, no cousins, no aunts and uncles. And for those who were engaged but not married, they would be separated, perhaps permanently.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:center"> <a href="#m_4054406035279956713_a11y-skip-1" style="width:1px;height:1px;overflow:hidden;color:transparent">Continue reading the main story</a></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:10px 0 25px;text-align:center"><div style="background:#fff;background-color:#fff;margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="background:#fff;background-color:#fff;width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid #dcdcdc;border-top:1px solid #dcdcdc;direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:20px 0 20px;text-align:center"><h3 color="#666" class="m_4054406035279956713css-186xeyn" style="font:10px/13px arial,sans-serif;color:#666;letter-spacing:.7px;margin-bottom:5px;margin-top:0;text-align:center">ADVERTISEMENT</h3><span style="width:100%;text-align:center"><table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="margin:0 auto"><tbody><tr><td colspan="2"></td></tr><tr><td align="left"><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/LIohulHoTrLeqkVRBZO4Mw~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRgPNfsP0RtaHR0cHM6Ly9saXZlaW50ZW50Lm5ld3lvcmt0aW1lc2luZm8uY29tL2NsaWNrP3M9MjA3NTc5JmxpPVJSJm09MzkzOGYxN2Q4MTgyYTIyZmRlMTQ2N2ZmOWQwYmI1YzUmcD1SUl8yMDIwMDIyOVcDbnl0QgoALOxSWl46qLnVUhBsaW1hQGdlbmVzZW8uZWR1WAQAAAAA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://liveintent.newyorktimesinfo.com/imp?s=207579&li=RR&m=3938f17d8182a22fde1467ff9d0bb5c5&p=RR_20200229" border="0"></a></td><td align="right"><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/aC2bILz6gckPW_wsFsHKPA~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRgPNfsP0RtaHR0cHM6Ly9saXZlaW50ZW50Lm5ld3lvcmt0aW1lc2luZm8uY29tL2NsaWNrP3M9MjA3NTc4JmxpPVJSJm09MzkzOGYxN2Q4MTgyYTIyZmRlMTQ2N2ZmOWQwYmI1YzUmcD1SUl8yMDIwMDIyOVcDbnl0QgoALOxSWl46qLnVUhBsaW1hQGdlbmVzZW8uZWR1WAQAAAAA" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://liveintent.newyorktimesinfo.com/imp?s=207578&li=RR&m=3938f17d8182a22fde1467ff9d0bb5c5&p=RR_20200229" border="0"></a></td></tr></tbody></table></span></td></tr></tbody></table></div></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px" id="m_4054406035279956713_a11y-skip-1"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 17px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">It was an awful two days in which it rained without respite until the end. The slaves called this time “the weeping time.” I like to think that if they could do nothing else, they <span style="font-style:italic;font-size:inherit">named </span>their experience so that people like you and me would one day remember. Remember their hurt and their pain; but also remember their contribution.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><h3 class="m_4054406035279956713css-18prcb2" style="margin:0 0 1px;font:bold 18px/25px georgia,serif;color:#000">What has been the reaction to the article and your book?</h3></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 17px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">I am happy to see that many are just as intrigued as I have been. They are concerned about the erasure of the experience of these men, women and children. Those who have contacted me or who read the article, or my book, seem eager to do that. They don’t see this as something to be hidden away but rather as something to resurrect and recover from our history.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 17px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">There may be some healing there. It certainly is the case for me. I often think about the fact that we can’t do anything about the past, but it is what we do now that matters.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><table width="100%" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="border-spacing:0;font-family:arial,sans-serif;color:#333;padding:0;background:#fff"><tbody><tr><td style="width:100%;padding:0"><img src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/02/29/magazine/29rr-1619project/merlin_168840975_70c47557-1cf5-4499-9353-750b6a857249-articleLarge.jpg" class="m_4054406035279956713css-1pzpqwd" style="display:block;width:100%;height:auto;padding-top:10px;padding-bottom:0"></td></tr><tr><td class="m_4054406035279956713css-185vw4z" style="text-align:left;width:100%;padding-top:8px;padding-bottom:10px;line-height:14px" width="100%" align="left"><span><span class="m_4054406035279956713css-17d0bbs" style="margin:0;font:normal 14px georgia,serif;color:#666">188 Main Street, Savannah, Georgia. Marked</span><span class="m_4054406035279956713css-bqptp2" style="margin:0;font:normal 11px georgia,serif;padding-left:5px;color:#888;letter-spacing:.01em">Dannielle Bowman for The New York Times</span></span></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><h3 class="m_4054406035279956713css-18prcb2" style="margin:0 0 1px;font:bold 18px/25px georgia,serif;color:#000">Why does is matter so much to preserve these sites, many of which have already been built over?</h3></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 17px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">If in 2020, we agree that all lives matter, then all lives mattered then, too, so we should find a way to demonstrate that. One way is to democratize our landscape. At present, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there are over 1,800 Confederate monuments and memorials; at the same time, we have found less than 50 marked auction sites.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:center"> <a href="#m_4054406035279956713_a11y-skip-2" style="width:1px;height:1px;overflow:hidden;color:transparent">Continue reading the main story</a></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:10px 0 25px;text-align:center"><div style="background:#fff;background-color:#fff;margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="background:#fff;background-color:#fff;width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid #dcdcdc;border-top:1px solid #dcdcdc;direction:ltr;font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<table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><h2 class="m_4054406035279956713css-1nocmvr" style="color:#000;font:400 27.5px/37.5px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">Is the Church Still the Center of the Black Vote?</h2></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><p style="color:#333;font:normal 17px/25px georgia,serif;margin:0 0 15px">Democrats are fighting for the crucial black vote in South Carolina today. Churches have long played the primary role in mobilizing black support there, but some activists are pushing for change. Explore the diversity of the black electorate in this <a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/a/idNWipYzX8dHv0To_-94hg~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRgPNfsP0S1aHR0cHM6Ly9ueXRpLm1zLzJJMkcwdDE_dGU9MSZubD1yYWNlL3JlbGF0ZWQmZW1jPWVkaXRfcnJfMjAyMDAyMjkmY2FtcGFpZ25faWQ9MzcmaW5zdGFuY2VfaWQ9MTYzNzImc2VnbWVudF9pZD0yMTc0NyZ1c2VyX2lkPTM5MzhmMTdkODE4MmEyMmZkZTE0NjdmZjlkMGJiNWM1JnJlZ2lfaWQ9NDI3NDA4OTcyMDIwMDIyOVcDbnl0QgoALOxSWl46qLnVUhBsaW1hQGdlbmVzZW8uZWR1WAQAAAAA" class="m_4054406035279956713css-1sybz1k" style="color:#286ed0;border-bottom:1px solid #286ed0;text-decoration:none;font-family:inherit;font-size:inherit" target="_blank">interactive article</a>.</p></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:0;text-align:left"><table style="width:100%;margin-top:15px"><tbody><tr><td style="border-top:2px solid #000;padding-top:7px"><p class="m_4054406035279956713css-6a8r2z" style="letter-spacing:.4px;font:bold 17px/25px arial,sans-serif;color:#000;margin-bottom:0">EDITOR’S PICKS</p><p class="m_4054406035279956713css-3aw6m0" style="font:italic 18px/25px georgia,serif;color:#000;margin-bottom:12.5px">We publish many articles that touch on race. Here are a few you shouldn’t miss.</p></td></tr></tbody></table><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" style="width:100%"><tbody><tr><td style="border-bottom:1px solid #dcdcdc;direction:ltr;font-size:0;padding:5px 0 30px;text-align:left"> <a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/newsletter/XZrWy76_6SKa_2FuQJTc1g~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRgPNfsP0TkaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vMjAyMC8wMi8yNC9zY2llbmNlL2thdGhlcmluZS1qb2huc29uLWRlYWQuaHRtbD90ZT0xJm5sPXJhY2UvcmVsYXRlZCZlbWM9ZWRpdF9ycl8yMDIwMDIyOSZjYW1wYWlnbl9pZD0zNyZpbnN0YW5jZV9pZD0xNjM3MiZzZWdtZW50X2lkPTIxNzQ3JnVzZXJfaWQ9MzkzOGYxN2Q4MTgyYTIyZmRlMTQ2N2ZmOWQwYmI1YzUmcmVnaV9pZD00Mjc0MDg5NzIwMjAwMjI5VwNueXRCCgAs7FJaXjqoudVSEGxpbWFAZ2VuZXNlby5lZHVYBAAAAAA~" style="text-decoration:none;text-align:left;width:100%;display:block;max-width:600px" target="_blank"></a><table style="max-width:570px"><tbody><tr><td class="m_4054406035279956713css-1s59u8d" style="width:48%;max-width:271px;vertical-align:top" width="48%" valign="top"><img src="https://static01.nyt.com/images/2020/02/25/obituaries/24Johnson1/24Johnson1-square640.jpg" alt="Article Image" style="display:block;width:271px;height:auto;box-sizing:border-box;vertical-align:top" width="271"><p style="margin:2px 0 0;text-align:right;color:#888;font:11px/17px georgia,serif">NASA/Donaldson Collection, via Getty Images</p></td><td class="m_4054406035279956713css-1sh9gh4" style="width:15px;height:100%;font:1px/1px" width="15" height="100%"> </td><td class="m_4054406035279956713css-1hywahz" style="vertical-align:top;width:49%" width="49%" valign="top"><a href="https://nl.nytimes.com/f/newsletter/XZrWy76_6SKa_2FuQJTc1g~~/AAAAAQA~/RgRgPNfsP0TkaHR0cHM6Ly93d3cubnl0aW1lcy5jb20vMjAyMC8wMi8yNC9zY2llbmNlL2thdGhlcmluZS1qb2huc29uLWRlYWQuaHRtbD90ZT0xJm5sPXJhY2UvcmVsYXRlZCZlbWM9ZWRpdF9ycl8yMDIwMDIyOSZjYW1wYWlnbl9pZD0zNyZpbnN0YW5jZV9pZD0xNjM3MiZzZWdtZW50X2lkPTIxNzQ3JnVzZXJfaWQ9MzkzOGYxN2Q4MTgyYTIyZmRlMTQ2N2ZmOWQwYmI1YzUmcmVnaV9pZD00Mjc0MDg5NzIwMjAwMjI5VwNueXRCCgAs7FJaXjqoudVSEGxpbWFAZ2VuZXNlby5lZHVYBAAAAAA~" style="text-decoration:none;text-align:left;width:100%;display:block;max-width:none" target="_blank"><h3 style="margin:0;padding:0 0 5px;color:#000;font:25px/30px georgia,serif">Katherine Johnson Dies at 101; Mathematician Broke Barriers at NASA</h3><p class="m_4054406035279956713css-100tx0g" style="margin:0;text-align:left;color:#333;font:16px/20px georgia,serif">She was one of a group of black women mathematicians at NASA and its predecessor who were celebrated in the 2016 movie “Hidden Figures.”</p><p class="m_4054406035279956713css-1t8o4hg" style="margin-top:10px;margin-bottom:0;color:#000;font:600 13px/18px arial,sans-serif">By Margalit Fox</p></a></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div><div style="margin:0 auto;max-width:600px"><table align="center" border="0" cellpadding="0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