LEAP Academy Students were honored to meet Margot Lee Shetterly the author of ‘Hidden Figures

September 27, 2017

LEAP Academy students were honored to meet and participate in a discussion with Margot Lee Shetterly the  author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race. She spoke about her experience interviewing Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, all of whom were Mathematicians that overcame discrimination as African American women while working at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) during the Space Race, as well as Christine Darden, who was the first African-American woman to be promoted Senior Executive Service for her work in researching supersonic flights and sonic booms.  The students asked very insightful questions and presented Ms. Shetterly with a token of appreciation.

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