Author Series: Margot Lee Shetterly

2018 marks the Smithsonian Libraries’ 50th Anniversary! Watch as author Margot Lee Shetterly sends her congrats and tells us why she loves libraries.

Shetterly is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling book HIDDEN FIGURES: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race. She was also an Executive Producer of theHidden Figuresfilm based on the book.

Shetterly is an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow, and has received a grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities for her work on The Human Computer Project, the organization she founded to recover the names and work of all of the women who worked as mathematicians and engineers at all of the NACA-NASA centers from 1935-1980.

Margot Lee Shetterly Video is Courtesy of Katherine Neville (Smithsonian Libraries Board Member)