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New book 'Hidden Figures' reveals black women who helped the space race

For Margot Lee Shetterly, growing up around black women who were NASA scientists and engineers was normal. Many of them were her father's co-workers and her neighbors in the Hampton, Virginia community where she grew up. Available now: "Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race" "I knew so many African Americans working in science, math and engineering that I thought that's just what black folks did," Shetterly told NBCBLK.
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