(Photo by Stephen Babcock)
Hidden Figures provided a look at the contributions that Black women made to NASA’s efforts to send a person to orbit the Earth.
Next week at Spark Baltimore, there’s a chance to learn about some of the other women who accelerated America’s position in the space race.
Author Duchess Harris will be speaking on her book, Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA. Harris has a personal connection to her subject. Her grandmother, Miriam D. Mann, who became one of the first computers in 1943.
The event is being organized by Makers@AOL, and Baltimore Women in Tech. It’s a follow-up to a screening of Hidden Figures that was held in January. Proceeds will be donated to local organizations making a difference for women.