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"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."

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