The Woman Who Taught Me - Margaret Hamilton MAKERS Moment
Margaret Hamilton talks about her university mentor, mathematics professor Florence Long, whose teachings influenced her academic and professional careers.
- Florence Long was professor of math at Earlham College. She was the head of the math department, but in some classes, I was the only woman in class, but there was a woman teaching us. Everybody looked up to her. I mean, she was just a very warm and brilliant human being. It wasn't what she said, it's just who she was. She would invite us to her house from time to time for cucumber sandwiches with mayonnaise. But when she'd get up and lecture, I thought, "Oh my God, I wanna do what she's doing, "it really did have an influence."