August 25, 2017

“Hidden Figures” Author Margot Lee Shetterly to Speak at Guilford on Sept. 28

Best-selling author Margot Lee Shetterly will speak at Guilford College on Thursday, Sept. 28, as part of the Greensboro Public Library’s One City, One Book program.

Margot is the author of the 2016 book Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, which was an instant No. 1 New York Times best-seller and was made into an Academy Award-nominated feature film.

She will speak at 7 p.m. at Dana Auditorium on campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Margot is a writer, researcher, and entrepreneur and a native of Hampton, Va., where she knew many of the women behind the history in Hidden Figures.

She is also founder of The Human Computer Project, an endeavor to recover the names and accomplishments of the women who worked as computers, mathematicians, scientists and engineers at the NACA and NASA from the 1930s through the 1980s.

A graduate of the University of Virginia, Margot is a 2014 Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow and recipient of a Virginia Foundation for the Humanities grant.

One City, One Book is the biennial community reading sponsored by the Greensboro Public Library since 2003.