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January 17, 2017

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...

January 17, 2017

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 t...

January 17, 2017

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 Fig...

January 16, 2017

On January 16, Professor Duchess Harris talked with John Hines about MLK Day, race in America, the Trump Presidency and more.

>> Listen to the interview

January 15, 2017

Excerpt from the Star Tribune:

"In 1943, Duchess Harris’ grandmother began working at NASA. She was one of 11 black women mathematicians hired when there were no more qualified white men — many were off to war — nor white women available to work on beating the Soviet Un...

January 5, 2017

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."

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