Hidden Figures, is a bestselling biography entitled “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race” written by Margot Lee Shetterly. And it was recently turned...Show More Summary
Nothing boosts your career as an author quite like having your work get adapted into a successful, award-winning film, and now Hidden Figures author Margot Lee Shetterly is enjoying some of the perks of being the woman behind last year’s blockbuster film of the same name. Show More Summary
Shetterly is looking to uncover even more of history's hidden figures thanks to a two-book deal with the publisher Viking.
Based on Margot Lee Shetterly's book of the same name, the award-winning film Hidden Figures tells the untold true story of three African-American women who, using their mathematical abilities and scientific prowess, became instrumental in the first manned orbit of the Earth. Show More Summary
The diversity of Nasa’s workforce in 1940s Virginia is uncovered in a new book by Margot Lee Shetterly. She recalls how a visit to her home town led to a revelation “Mrs Land worked as a computer out at Langley,” my father said, taking a right turn out of the parking lot of the First Baptist church in Hampton, Virginia. Show More Summary
Hidden Figures is an instant must watch. Based on the nonfiction bestseller of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly, the film tells the untold true story of three black female mathematicians who were instrumental in making NASA's first manned orbit around the Earth a success. Show More Summary
The wonderful new movie Hidden Figures (based on a book by Margot Lee Shetterly) tells the story of three black women who were crucial to the success of NASA’s Apollo missions in the 1960s. And now NASA is celebrating the many black women who play a crucial role in the space program today. Show More Summary
Motherboard talks to author Margot Lee Shetterly about the legacy of pioneering black women mathematicians who helped NASA win the Space Race.
Oh, trust me, we weren’t gonna let this movie go by without telling you ALL ABOUT IT. This is based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly (as reviewed by Carrie here) about three Black women who helped shaped the space program: Katherine...Show More Summary
The author on knitting her own wedding dress, pilfering ballpoint pens and the best travel bag.
Imagine sitting down to write your first book, selling the idea to a publisher and then having that book proposal optioned for a movie. What?! This is the true story of Margot Lee Shetterly. She is the black woman who helped bring Hidden Figures to life. Hidden Figures is the amazing but previously untold story […]
Katherine Johnson, left, and Christine Darden, two of the former NASA mathematicians in the book “Hidden Figures.” Credit Chet Strange for The New York Times 'Author Margot Lee Shetterly grew up knowing that black women were behind the success of the early space program, that eventually became NASA. Show More Summary
Dava Sobel’s “The Glass Universe” and Margot Lee Shetterly’s “Hidden Figures” uncover the role of women at critical points in the history of science.
The upcoming film Hidden Figures focuses on the lives of three black female NASA employees whose work was integral to astronaut John Glenn’s orbit around Earth in 1962. It’s also just one part of of a larger story. Katherine Johnson (played by Taraji P. Show More Summary
Left of Black S7:E7: Hidden Figures -- The Black Women Mathematicians of the US Space Program On this episode of Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined by Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. Show More Summary
Margot Lee Shetterly author of the recently released book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race (Fall 2016, HarperCollins) will be interviewed by MarkShow More Summary
Margot Lee Shetterly's book about NASA's black women mathematicians and engineers is timely and eye-opening -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com
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:...Show More Summary
'Margot Lee Shetterly, Author, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race with John Donvan.' -- +Atlantic Live
Hidden Figures is a book by Margot Lee Shetterly turned into a movie based on the story of black women working at NASA in the 1950s space race between the US and the former Soviet Union (USSR). Representation matters! As a young girl, I remember that my pediatrician, a West Indian woman, encouraged my mom to put us in science programs. Show More Summary