[caption id="attachment_32067" align="aligncenter" width="800"]<img class="size-full wp-image-32067" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/03\/Katherine-Johnson-program-a-success.jpg" alt="" width="800" height="458" \/> Neely Seams (left), Kathy Goble Moore, Danny Seams, and Pamela Barry as they answer questions from the audience.[\/caption]\r\n<h1>In spite of very uncooperative weather, a capacity crowd came to the Lewis Theatre for the program about Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Mar. 24.<\/h1>\r\nThe Greenbrier Historical Society, the program sponsor, deeply regrets the issues with the weather which forced the cancellation of the 7 p.m. show and the inconvenience caused to those ticket holders.\r\n\r\nKathy Goble Moore spoke about the lessons her mother taught by both word and example. She said, \u201cOne of her favorite questions was \u2018What did you learn today?\u2019 and you better have an answer!\u201d Moore said her mother believed in being \u201cbetter not bitter\u201d and seldom discussed the obstacles she had to overcome.\r\n\r\nMoore also spoke about her own choice to become a teacher after witnessing the poor treatment received by children of color in the school system where she lived. She went on to become a mentor to many other teachers and helped them overcome their prejudices to better teach all their students.\r\n\r\nNeely Seams and Danny Seams, once again, delivered a stellar performance of Pamela Barry\u2019s short play, \u201cAzimuth Angles, Orbit Calculations, Trajectories, Moon Landing: \u201cThe Right Stuff.\u201d When Katherine\u2019s father (played by Danny Seams) hugged Katherine (played by Neely Seams) and gave her words of wisdom, the audience felt the warmth of the moment between father and daughter as she tucked her head under his chin. The coldness and hurt of the \u201cJim Crow\u201d south was also felt as Katherine was ordered to move to the back of the bus as she traveled to her first teaching job.\r\n\r\nMany moments like these added up to a gripping performance after which the audience erupted into applause.\r\n\r\nA short Q & A session ended the program with Danny Seams talking about this being his first \u201cgig\u201d since he was five years old and played a wise man in a church nativity play; Neely Seams responding that this performance had brought home to her how much her ancestors had had to overcome; Pamela Barry describing her growing excitement as she discovered more and more original material and quotes as she wrote the script; and Kathy Moore commenting that her mother still loved West Virginia and White Sulphur Springs so much.\r\n\r\nAfterward, Pamela Barry said, \u201cFor me, this moment moved me, when my writing and Neely\u2019s acting moved Kathy to tears as she felt she was watching her mother as a young woman. That moment, for me, was so powerful.\u201d\r\n\r\nThis short play was also well received by the students in James Monroe High School and Pocahontas County High School.\u00a0 Nearly 1000 students were reached with Katherine Johnson\u2019s message that all students have talents and can succeed even though they may face obstacles.\u00a0 The Greenbrier Historical Society is grateful to the Greenbrier Valley Community Foundation for partially funding those events.