Hidden figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

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"Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America's aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam's call, moving to Hampton, Virginia, and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley's all-black "West Computing" group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens."--Publisher's description.
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title_display Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race
title_full Hidden Figures The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, Hidden figures : [the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race] / by Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden figures : [the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the space race] [electronic resource] / Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race / Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden figures : the American dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped win the... / Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden figures [book club kit] : the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race / Margot Lee Shetterly, Hidden figures [electronic resource] : The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. Margot Lee Shetterly
title_short Hidden figures :
title_sub The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
topic_facet 20th Century, African American Studies, African American mathematicians, African American women, Astronautics, Employees, Ethnic Studies, History, Hitory, Large type books, Mathematicians, Mathematikerin, Nonfiction, Officials and employees, Raumfahrtprogramm, SOCIAL SCIENCE, Schwarze, Science, Sociology, Space race, Women mathematicians
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