First Black NASA Administrator Charles Bolden 'Pleaded' To Get Into Naval Academy

First Black NASA Administrator Charles Bolden 'Pleaded' To Get Into Naval Academy

Bolden grew up in segregated South Carolina. One of his state senators, Strom Thurman, blocked his efforts to get to the Naval Academy, but a Hail-Mary letter to Lyndon Johnson helped him get there.

Source: NPR
First Black NASA Administrator Charles Bolden 'Pleaded' To Get Into Naval Academy

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