The Resource We could not fail : the first African Americans in the Space Program, Richard Paul & Steven Moss

We could not fail : the first African Americans in the Space Program, Richard Paul & Steven Moss

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We could not fail : the first African Americans in the Space Program
Title
We could not fail
Title remainder
the first African Americans in the Space Program
Statement of responsibility
Richard Paul & Steven Moss
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First African Americans in the Space Program
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Language
eng
Summary
"The Space Age began just as the struggle for civil rights forced Americans to confront the long and bitter legacy of slavery, discrimination, and violence against African Americans. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson utilized the space program as an agent for social change, using federal equal employment opportunity laws to open workplaces at NASA and NASA contractors to African Americans while creating thousands of research and technology jobs in the Deep South to ameliorate poverty. We Could Not Fail tells the inspiring, largely unknown story of how shooting for the stars helped to overcome segregation on earth. 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. Adding new names to the roster of civil rights heroes and a new chapter to the story of space exploration, We Could Not Fail demonstrates how African Americans broke the color barrier by competing successfully at the highest level of American intellectual and technological achievement."--Publisher description
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
629.4092/396073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
TL521.312
LC item number
.P39 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
We could not fail : the first African Americans in the Space Program, Richard Paul & Steven Moss
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We could not fail : the first African Americans in the Space Program, Richard Paul & Steven Moss
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A man of firsts: Julius Montgomery -- "There was a lot of history there": Theodis Ray -- Stronger than steel: Frank Crossley -- Dixie's role in the Space Age -- First of race in space: Ed Dwight -- The view from space: George Carruthers -- "Huntsville, it has always been unique": Delano Hyder and Richard Hall -- The country spartacus: Clyde Foster -- Water walkers: Morgan Watson and George Bourda -- Conclusion -- Appendix: Relevant census numbers on employed professional and skilled labor for NASA host states
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24 cm
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Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 300 pages
Isbn
9780292772496
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2014030513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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illustrations
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  • (Sirsi) a3459733
  • (Sirsi) a3459733
  • (OCoLC)893895926

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