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Places where the world saw progress, for the July 20, 2020 Monitor Weekly. Source: Staff

1. United States

NASA’s headquarters building in Washington, D.C., will be named after Mary W. Jackson, the agency’s first African American female engineer. Ms. Jackson began her career at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, as a mathematician in the 1950s. After getting special permission to participate in a training program at a segregated high school, she was promoted to engineer.

Her story was popularized by the 2016 book and movie “Hidden Figures.” Three years later, she was

2. United States3. Colombia4. Germany5. Africa6. Fiji

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