Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
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Biography. "One of NASA's human 'computers,' Katherine Johnson performed the complex calculations that enabled humans to successfully achieve space flight. Her story is depicted in the 2016 movie 'Hidden Figures.'"
Biography. "Dorothy Johnson Vaughan worked as a mathematician on the SCOUT Launch Vehicle Program that sent America’s first satellites into space."
Biography. "Mathematician Mary Jackson was one of a small group of African American women who worked as aeronautical engineers, called "human computers," at NASA during the Space Age."
"The history that has come together in these pages wasn't so much hidden as unseen"
"A Teachers Guide to Margot Lee Shetterly's Hidden Figures"
The History Makers. Biography. "Aerospace engineer and mathematician Christine M. Darden was born on September 10, 1942 in Monroe, North Carolina."
Author's Website. "I'm the author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (William Morrow/HarperCollins). "
"Ladies Who Launch: Women Who Opened the Door to Space Exploration"
"Margot Lee Shetterley’s new book, “Hidden Figures,” tells the story of the African-American female mathematicians employed by NASA and their contributions to the space race, despite the rampant discrimination of the time."