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The Links screens 'Hidden Figures' highlighting human effort in space race

Excerpt courtesy of Fox 9 "Duchess Harris is a professor at Macalester College and never had the chance to meet her late grandmother. Still, she has always considered Miriam Mann an inspiration.“I'm proud of her, I'm named after her,” Harris said. Raising her family in Virginia with a degree in chemistry, Mann went from a predominately black college in the segregated south to working for NASA from 1943-1966." >> Watch the video on Fox 9

"Hidden Human Computers" on Astronomy.com

Excerpt from Astronomy.com: "Harris has written her own book about the West Area computers, Hidden Human Computers. Like Shetterly, she has a personal connection to these women: Miriam Daniel Mann, one of the Langley computers, was her grandmother. She points out that the land Langley stands on was, until 1950, a plantation. While NASA extended science jobs to black employees, the segregation of the times meant race was still a constant presence in their lives." >> Read the whole article on Astronomy.com

Harris Profiled on CBS Minnesota

Duchess Harris was recently profiled on CBS Minnesota for the book co-wrote with Sue Bradford, Hidden Human Computers. "There’s a Minnesota connection to the captivating untold story of African-American women who worked as human computers at NASA. The movie, Hidden Figures, reveals their critical role in launching an astronaut into space. One member of the team was the grandmother of a local professor..." >> Watch the video on CBS Minnesota

NASA’s Hidden Figures: Women You Need to Know

Excerpt from Biography.com: "The movie "Hidden Figures," which opens nationwide this Friday, celebrates the African-American women who worked as NASA's "human computers." Learn more about these unsung heroes who made it possible to send Americans into space." >> Read the whole story on Biography.com

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