Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly Free Download

0.00 Avg rating0 Votes
Publisher: William Collins
Genres: Biography: Science, Technology & Engineering, History Of The Americas, Black & Asian Studies
Pages: 346 pages
ISBN10: 0008201323
ISBN13: 9780008201326
Tags: Biography: Science, Technology & Engineering, History Of The Americas, Black & Asian Studies, Free Download, PDF Download
Language: en
Physical Form: eBook
Type: PDF
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."


Required fields are marked *. Your email address will not be published.
josue Sep 28, 2022
you guys need to add a better way to easily access this book