The story of the black women mathematicians at NASA

Writer, researcher, and entrepreneur Margot Lee Shetterly will speak Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. at Duke University’s Reynolds Theater in the Bryan Center

Shetterly is the author of “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.” The talk is free and open to the public.

A New York Times bestseller, “Hidden Figures” tells the story of the black women mathematicians at NASA who helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Shetterly celebrates these women and teases out issues of race, gender, science and innovation.


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A film based on her book will be released in January 2017.

See the full article in Duke Today.