‘Minnesota, we have lift-off’

July 27, 2019


All systems were a go for Dr. Duchess Harris when she threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the Minnesota Twins’ July 20 game at Target Field against the Oakland A’s.


The honor was to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 moon landing that took place July 20, 1969. Harris’ grandmother, Miriam Mann, was one of 11 Black women mathematicians recruited by NASA to assist in the agency’s quest to put a man on the moon. The story, which in part came to light due to Harris’ research, turned into the box office smash, “Hidden Figures.”


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