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Book & Author Talk - Shetterly on "Hidden Figures": Webcast

National Academy of Sciences
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Although the meeting is open to only NAS members and their registered guests, we invite you to join us online. Watch live on Facebook as "Hidden Figures" author, Margot Lee Shetterly, discusses the true story of the black women mathematicians at NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration who helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Shetterly will discuss these unsung heroes, teasing out issues of race, gender, science, and innovation against the backdrop of World War II and the Civil Rights Era.

"Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race" is winner of the 2017 National Academies Communication Award for best book, a #1 The New York Times bestseller, and inspiration for the blockbuster movie of the same name. Learn more about Shetterly and her work at http://bit.ly/155author and follow the conversation online with #NAS155.