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Hidden figures / Magot Lee Shetterly.

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Perry County Public Library - Cannelton LP 510.92 SHE (Text) 70622000039698 CPL-Large Print Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780062466440
  • Physical Description: xxiv, 543 pages ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2016.

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Summary, etc.: Set against the backdrop of the Jim Crow South and the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASAs African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in Americas space programand whose contributions have been unheralded, until now. Before John Glenn orbited the Earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as Human Computers, calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws, these colored computers, as they were known, used slide rules, adding machines, and pencil and paper to support Americas fledgling aeronautics industry, and helped write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Drawing on the oral histories of scores of these computers, personal recollections, interviews with NASA executives and engineers, archival documents, correspondence, and reporting from the era,Hidden Figures recalls Americas greatest adventure and NASAs groundbreaking successes through the experiences of five spunky, courageous, intelligent, determined, and patriotic women: Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, Christine Darden, and Gloria Champine.
Subject: Women mathematicians > United States > Biography.
African American women > Biography.
African American mathematicians > Biography.

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