We Could Not Fail

We Could Not Fail

The First African Americans in the Space Program

Book - 2015
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Richard Paul and Steven Moss profile ten pioneer African American space workers whose stories illustrate the role NASA and the space program played in promoting civil rights. They recount how these technicians, mathematicians, engineers, and an astronaut candidate surmounted barriers to move, in some cases literally, from the cotton fields to the launching pad. The authors vividly describe what it was like to be the sole African American in a NASA work group and how these brave and determined men also helped to transform Southern society by integrating colleges, patenting new inventions, holding elective office, and reviving and governing defunct towns.
Publisher: Austin :, University of Texas Press,, [2015]
Edition: First edition
Description: x, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9780292772496
0292772491
Branch Call Number: 629.4092 Pau
Additional Contributors: Moss, Steven, 1962-

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