The Hidden Figures of Our Space Race

This presentation is entitled “Hidden Figures,” using the same name as the book by Margot Lee Shetterly. That book is the story of the African-American female scientists that joined forces with NASA and helped get us into space. This is the story of Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughn who, as the scientist, the engineer, and the supervisor, brought about the wonderful accomplishment of putting our astronauts into space and bringing them home again safely. What makes it even more remarkable is that America was still segregated at that time. These women dealt with those issues with a grace that is truly exemplary.