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Hidden figures

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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 America's 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 America's greatest adventure and NASA's 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. Moving from World War II through NASA's golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the women's rights movement, Hidden Figures interweaves a history of scientific achievement and technological innovation with the intimate stories of five women whose work forever changed the world -- and whose lives show how out of one of America's most painful histories came one of its proudest moments.

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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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Greenburgh Public Library J LARGE PRINT 510.92 S (Text)
Juvenile Large Print
31009154548139
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Larchmont Public Library LP YA 510.9252 S (Text)
YA Nonfiction
31014152808733
Available
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Mount Vernon Public Library TEEN 629.45 S with guide (Text)
YA Nonfiction
31018155270643
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Mount Vernon Public Library TEEN 629.45 S with guide (Text)
YA Nonfiction
31018155270650
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