BBC Magazine: Hidden Figures: How Nasa hired its first black women 'computers'
February 22, 2017
Excerpt courtesy BBC
"The Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures tells the story of African-American women whose maths skills helped put a US astronaut into orbit in the 1960s. But the history of black women working for Nasa goes back much further - and they were still struggling to get the best jobs in the 1970s."