Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by Margot Lee Shetterly
Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA’s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America’s space program. Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as ‘Human Computers’, calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts, these ‘coloured computers’ used pencil and paper to write the equations that would launch rockets and astronauts, into space. Moving from World War II through NASA’s golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War and the women’s rights movement, ‘Hidden Figures’ interweaves a rich history of mankind’s greatest adventure with the intimate stories of five courageous women whose work forever changed the world.
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Join GFWC-Pleasant Prairie Woman's Club and other local businesses for the 12th Annual Trunk or Treat hosted by Barth Storage. Bring the kids in their costumes to trick or treat around the storage facility. Don’t miss out on the free carnival games, prizes, free popcorn and drinks, candy, and treats!
This is a free event, but you can help others by bringing a canned food donation to support area shelters or a pet food or toy donation to support the Kenosha Humane Society.
7803 60th Ave.
Kenosha WI 53142-4010
Thank you to Anita Potts (Mrs. Potts), Kim Hemphill (Princess Poppy), Vickie Richardson (Eeyore), Michelle Rundle (Red Crayola) & Sue Samer (Scooby Doo) for bearing the cold wind and helping at Trunk or Treat.
More details coming soon!