Join us Wednesday, May 3, at 7:30pm in Hoffman Hall as we discuss Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. This compelling story, writes The Guardian, “reorients our view of the space race by telling the stories of NASA’s black women mathematicians. It casts them as protagonists in the grand drama of American technological history rather than mere detail… Shetterly’s book is a joy to read.” Rev. Dr. Lynn Cheyney will be our facilitator for the evening. You do not have to have read the book (or seen the film) to join in our discussion. A Presbyterian Connection— Katherine Johnson, whose story is told in Hidden Figures, is a long-time member of Carver Memorial Presbyterian Church in Newport News, Virginia, and was a commissioner to the 187th General Assembly in 1975. At the age of 99, she is less active, but still a Presbyterian.
Date(s) - Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm