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May 16, 2017 12:59 pm

This event delves deep into the story of NASA’s ‘Hidden Human Computers’

On May 24, author Duchess Harris will talk about the contributions of Black women to the space race at Spark Baltimore.

Inside Spark Baltimore.

(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.

Get tickets ($25)

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.

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Stephen Babcock

Stephen Babcock is the lead reporter for Technical.ly Baltimore. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following a stint in New Orleans, where he served as managing editor of online news and culture publication NOLA Defender. While there, he also wrote for NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune. He was previously a reporter for the Rio Grande Sun of Northern New Mexico.

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