Hidden Figures : The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helpe

by Shetterly, Margot Lee Year Published: 2016 Call number 510.92 LEE

An account of the previously unheralded but pivotal contributions of NASA's African-American women mathematicians to the space program describes how they were segregated from their white counterparts by Jim Crow laws in spite of their groundbreaking successes, in a best-selling account that inspired the forthcoming film.