Julius Montgomery, Who Broke a Space-Age Race Barrier, Dies at 90

Julius Montgomery, Who Broke a Space-Age Race Barrier, Dies at 90

The New York Times-US·2020-02-21 16:37

Julius Montgomery had already broken one color barrier when he faced another.

In 1956, he had become the first African-American who was not a janitor to be hired to work at the Cape Canaveral space facility in Florida. He was part of a team of technical professionals, known as “range rats,” who repaired the electronics in malfunctioning ballistic missiles and satellite equipment.

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