Speaker Dr. Mary Gitau, Assistant Professor of Social Work at Clarke University, presents a talk on “Hidden Figures” and the individuals that inspired the film.
“Hidden Figures” is based on a true story of three female African American Mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. They faced discrimination and institutional racism as they tried to build a career in a male-dominated workplace. Regardless, they were some of the brains behind one of the greatest operation in history—the launch of astronaut, John Glenn into the orbit.
Part of the Dubuque Chapter NAACP Speakers Bureau Lunch & Learn Series. Free free to bring a sack lunch, however lunch will not be provided by the Museum.