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March 3, 2018

Well before the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures hit theaters nationwide in December 2016, Duchess Harris, a recipient of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) and Professor and Chair of the American Studies Department at Macalester College, was busy unear...

March 3, 2018

San Diego County News' Judith Cochran interviews Professor Duchess Harris, author of the 2016 book, "Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA." Harris is the granddaughter of Miriam Mann, a mathematician who worked at NASA. Harris spoke at the San Diego Central...

March 3, 2018

The contributions of the black women of NASA's space program were hidden no more after the movie, "Hidden Figures," documenting the lives of three of the women came out last year. But there were more than three black women who worked on the math which helped get astron...

March 3, 2018

Concluding Saturday’s talk at San Diego Central Library, historian Duchess Harris sounded wistful.

“My family story is, hopefully, everyone’s story,” said Harris, professor and chair of American studies at Minnesota’s Macalester College.

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March 3, 2018

The story of NASA’S human supercomputers that was brought to the big screen in the 2016 breakout film "Hidden Figures" was inspired by the real-life black women mathematicians that helped launch rockets into space. 

On Saturday, the granddaughter of one of those mathema...

March 3, 2018

The hit movie “Hidden Figures” tells the story of the brilliant African-American women who helped NASA launch one of their greatest missions in history.

Duchess Harris, the granddaughter of one of those famous mathematicians, has published a new book called “Hidden Huma...

March 3, 2018

February 20th presentation at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville. Professor Duchess Harris of Macalester talks about news literacy & American values and freedoms.

March 3, 2018

Sexism in Politics with Duchess Harris from the Ramsey County Library in Roseville on February 13, 2018.

March 3, 2018

Professor Duchess Harris of Macalester talks about her recently-published book Race and Policing. What are the underlying historical factors that lead to tension and confrontation between police and minority communities?

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