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The Florida Tech Career Hall of Fame

Julius Montgomery

First Black Professional in the U.S. Space Program


Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 2019

Before the Civil Rights Act made equal employment opportunity the law, Julius was making history in 1956 as the first black professional in the U.S. space program. It seems only natural that he would go on to integrate Florida Tech just a few years later.

Montgomery was featured in Florida Tech’s 60th Anniversary special edition book, “60 for 60: Celebrating Sixty Years of Alumni at Florida Institute of Technology.” Copies are available for purchase here.