Hidden figures : the true story of four black women and the space race /

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by Shetterly, Margot Lee,
[ 01. English Non Fiction ] Authors: Conkling, Winifred,--author. | Freeman, Laura--illustrator. | Shetterly, Margot Lee. Physical details: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 29 cm Subject(s): Women mathematicians | African American women | African American mathematicians | Space race. | African Americans --Black History Month | Women | Children's literature --Human Computers 01. English Non Fiction Item type : 01. English Non Fiction
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Birchwood Intermediate School Non-Fiction 510.9 Available

Explores the previously uncelebrated but pivotal contributions of NASA's African American women mathematicians to America's space program, describing how Jim Crow laws segregated them despite their groundbreaking successes. Includes biographies on Dorothy Jackson Vaughan (1910-2008), Mary Winston Jackson (1921-2005), Katherine Colman Goble Johnson (1918-), Dr. Christine Mann Darden (1942-).