Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
The True Story Behind the Space Race
Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly tells the story of a group of African-American women who played a vital role in NASA's space program during the civil rights era. These brilliant mathematicians, known as "human computers," were segregated from their white colleagues but used their talents to calculate the flight paths that would launch rockets and astronauts into space.
The Untold Story of Courage and Achievement
As the world raced to reach the moon, these women played a critical role in achieving one of mankind's greatest adventures. Shetterly's Hidden Figures delves into the stories of five courageous women whose work changed the world forever. Moving from World War II through NASA's golden age, the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the women's rights movement, Hidden Figures weaves a rich history of achievement, courage, and determination in the face of adversity.
"These women's contributions to science and society have long been overlooked. This book shines a light on their remarkable achievements and the barriers they overcame."
A Powerful Message of Empowerment and Community
Hidden Figures is a powerful reminder of the importance of diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and of the crucial role that women and people of color have played in shaping history. It is a story of triumph in the face of adversity, and a celebration of the human spirit's ability to overcome the most daunting obstacles. This book is an inspiration to anyone who has ever felt marginalized or excluded, and a testament to the power of community and solidarity.
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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publish Date: 26 May 2022
BIC Categories: History of the Americas
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