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Hidden Human Computers

During World War II dozens of African American women mathematicians were hired by NASA and a new book called, "Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA is based on their story. Author and Macalester American studies professor, Duchess Harris is here to talk about this book she co-wrote with Sue Bradford Edwards.

Duchess Harris has been waiting 25 years to tell this story. The book is about how these women resisted racism and sexism to support their families. Their focus was not getting them to space; it was their return to earth. Her grandmother kept working at NASA until 1966 because the family needed the money.

“Hidden Human Computers” Book Launch
When:  January 14 at 10 a.m.
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W. Kellogg Blvd., St Paul.
Who: Author Duchess Harris, professor of American Studies, Macalester College