Margot Lee Shetterly
CELEBRATING WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH Margot Lee Shetterly
Margot is the author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race and the founder of the Human Computer Project where she is recovering the names and accomplishments of all of the women who worked as computers, mathematicians, scientists and engineers at the NACA and NASA between 1930 through the 1980s. While best known for the book and movie, she continues her groundbreaking research that is re-writing history and giving credit to those that were disenfranchised because of racial inequities.
Meet her this month at the Library of Congress “In Conversation with the Librarian of Congress: Hidden Figures” featuring Margot Lee Shetterly and Donna Gigliotti Monday, March 12, 7 p.m. Coolidge Auditorium, Thomas Jefferson Building, 10 First St., S.E., Washington, D.C. Margot Lee Shetterly is the author of “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.” The Hampton, Virginia, native and University of Virginia graduate is also the founder of the Human Computer Project, an endeavor that is recovering the names and accomplishments of all the women who worked as computers, mathematicians, scientists and engineers at NASA and the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics from the 1930s through the 1980s. Learn more about Margot on her website.