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How Black Women Did The Math That Put Men On The Moon

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katherine_johnson_john_glenn_custom-796cde03ea5318737cec524835f30925fadbdd62-s800-c85 Katherine Johnson sits at her desk with a globe, or “Celestial Training Device.” NASA/NASA

Many Americans are familiar with the astronaut heroes of the 20th century space race — names like Gus Grissom and Neil Armstrong. But who did the calculations that would successfully land these men on the moon?

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Books by Black Authors to Look Forward to In 2016

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Black Deutschland, by Darryl Pinckney; Fuchsia, by Mahtem Shiferraw; Hunger, by Roxane Gay MACMILLAN; NEBRASKA PRESS; HARPERCOLLINS Black Deutschland, by Darryl Pinckney; Fuchsia, by Mahtem Shiferraw; Hunger, by Roxane Gay
MACMILLAN; NEBRASKA PRESS; HARPERCOLLINS

You’ll want to keep this list handy throughout the year for some compelling reading.

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