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Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race Kindle Edition 99p @ Amazon
Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the African American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race Kindle Edition 99p @ Amazon

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Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program.

Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as ‘Human Computers’, calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts, these ‘colored computers’ used pencil and paper to write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.

Moving from World War II through NASA’s golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the women’s rights movement, Hidden Figures interweaves a rich history of mankind’s greatest adventure with the intimate stories of five courageous women whose work forever changed the world.

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it looks like the black ladies were very much in the minority i.e.far less than 10% of the ladies doing this job and this is simply jumping on a bandwagon.

no doubt the book will get awards and the film will get oscars.

in the usa there were hundreds of women doing this 'non-professional' role. some just happened to be black.

jonnithomas

it looks like the black ladies were very much in the minority i.e.far … it looks like the black ladies were very much in the minority i.e.far less than 10% of the ladies doing this job and this is simply jumping on a bandwagon.no doubt the book will get awards and the film will get oscars. in the usa there were hundreds of women doing this 'non-professional' role. some just happened to be black.



​Seriously? Have you seen the film or read the book?

They helped by feeding the men nutritious meals with their superior cooking skills due to them being women. Is the book set mostly in a kitchen?
Edited by: "corkeinator" 10th Mar

jonnithomas

it looks like the black ladies were very much in the minority i.e.far … it looks like the black ladies were very much in the minority i.e.far less than 10% of the ladies doing this job and this is simply jumping on a bandwagon.no doubt the book will get awards and the film will get oscars. in the usa there were hundreds of women doing this 'non-professional' role. some just happened to be black.




Nope, it didn't win any.

Paperlantern

​Seriously? Have you seen the film or read the book?




no, I've read NASA etc reports. have you ???
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