Posted by: JulieAloha | February 12, 2018

Personal Reading Challenge 2018: Book #17: Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly

Last year I saw the movie, and loved it, and this year I read the book: Margot Lee Shetterly’s Hidden Figures is the true history of the contribution of black women “computers” to WWII, aeronautics and NASA’s aerospace success. I find it incredible that these amazing women had to work so hard for so long without the credit due them. As both minorities and females, their work was overlooked in a man’s world and industry, their names were not credited on the work they did and they had to put up with the shamefully racist practices of segregation both at home and at work, and yet they strove to learn more, work harder, and model their intelligence and ability to a new generation of bright young women and men, proving that they were a force to be reckoned. What a legacy these pioneers left behind!

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