Hidden figures: the American dream and the untold story of the Black women mathematicians who helped win the space race

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The #1 New York Times bestseller

The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America's greatest achievements in space. Soon to be a major motion picture starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Kirsten Dunst, and Kevin Costner.

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.

Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA's greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country's future.

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Grouping Title hidden figures the american dream and the untold story of the black women mathematicians who helped
Grouping Author shetterly margot lee
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subject_facet African American mathematicians -- Biography, African American women -- Biography, Audiobooks, Biographies, Compact discs, Large type books, Space race, United States. -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration -- Officials and employees -- Biography, Women mathematicians -- United States -- Biography
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 / 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 African American mathematicians, African American women, History, Large type books, Nonfiction, Officials and employees, Science, Sociology, Space race, Women mathematicians