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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

Label
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
Title variation
First African Americans in the space program
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
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
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Paul, Richard
Dewey number
629.4092/396073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Moss, Steven
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
  • African American professional employees
  • African American engineers
  • African American astronauts
  • Discrimination in employment
  • Race discrimination
Target audience
adult
Label
We could not fail : the first African Americans in the space program, Richard Paul & Steven Moss
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893895926
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 300 pages
Isbn
9780292772496
Lccn
2014030513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
629.4 P281 ; XX-N ; [A14BP184, #70, 2@$30.00, DLG/CD] ; [A16BP026, #27, 5@$17.95, DLG/cd].
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 893895926
  • (OCoLC)893895926
Label
We could not fail : the first African Americans in the space program, Richard Paul & Steven Moss
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn893895926
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 300 pages
Isbn
9780292772496
Lccn
2014030513
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
629.4 P281 ; XX-N ; [A14BP184, #70, 2@$30.00, DLG/CD] ; [A16BP026, #27, 5@$17.95, DLG/cd].
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 893895926
  • (OCoLC)893895926

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