HAMPTON, Va. (WAVY) — The author of “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race” — the book that was the basis for the Oscar-nominated film of the same name — is returning to her hometown of Hampton this week for talks and book signings.
Margot Lee Shetterly is scheduled to speak in a closed media event at NASA Langley Tuesday afternoon, before giving a free talk at the Hampton Roads Convention Center later in the evening. The Hampton Roads Convention Center event is free and open to the public. It is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.
“Hidden Figures” tells the story of the African-American women of NASA who helped in some of the country’s greatest achievements in space flight — including John Glenn’s historic mission.
Shetterly is also scheduled to return to the Hampton History Museum Wednesday, March 8 to sign copies of her book. She will be there from 10 a.m. until noon.
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