Thursday, February 23, 2017

Oscar Watch: Hidden Figures

Oscar Best Picture nominee, Hidden Figures, is based on a book that describes the experiences of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden -- four African-American women who, as mathematicians at NASA, contributed to some of America's greatest achievements in space.

Read the original inspiration for the movie, Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly. It's available for four-week check out with your SWC photo ID card. You can find it in the New Book Area (call number:QA27.5 .L44 2016).

Interested in knowing more about these trailblazing women? Find detailed biographical information about each of them in the Library's Biography in Context Database.

There are even more resources available through your Library. Have a question? Ask a librarian!

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