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Duchess Harris: The Black Women of NASA

June 27, 2017

The Black Women of NASA
Guest Speaker Duchess Harris
A Program and Luncheon at The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis
11:00 Program
12:00 Luncheon

This very special Woman’s Club Tuesday Program is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Nonmembers are welcomed. Space is limited; please see below for reservation information.

Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA

Dozens of African American women worked for NASA as expert mathematicians from the 1940s to the 1960s and almost no one knows about it. Segregated within NASA facilities in Hampton, Va., well-educated Black women used slide rules and pencils to do the calculations for flights by astronauts John Glenn and Alan Shepherd. That this history is little known makes it ripe for research by American Studies Professor Duchess Harris, whose grandmother, Miriam Daniel Mann, was one of these extraordinary women. Duchess is the Chair of the American Studies Department at Macalester College, and co-authored Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA.

Nonmembers: $34.00 (price includes Program, Luncheon, tax and service charge)
Reservations required by nonmembers
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Reservations are not necessary for Woman’s Club members.


June 27, 2017
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The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis
410 Oak Grove Street, Minneapolis, MN 55403


The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis

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