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The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

by Margot Lee Shetterly

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The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
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Margot Lee Shetterly

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The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
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Margot Lee Shetterly

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

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'Hidden Figures': How Black Women Did The Math That Put Men On The Moon

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