By Randy Singleton
Community Affairs Correspondent
New Journal and Guide
Three pioneering African American women mathematicians who made contributions to NASA and the space race were honored with three historical state markers at the Virginia Air & Space Science Center on Wednesday (March 23).
The three gained national recognition with the publication of the book “Hidden Figures” by Hampton native Margot Lee Shetterly and a popular movie by the same name.
Hidden Figures & the New Journal and Guide History Fact: Author Margot Lee Shetterly contacted and consulted Guide publisher Brenda Andrews when searching for a photo to serve as the cover of her book, “Hidden Figures.” Shetterly used the archives of the New Journal and Guide for historical information when writing her book.