Ramsey County Library hosts speaker series on African-American experience
Ramsey County Library - Roseville is hosting a speaker series featuring Macalester Professor Duchess Harris throughout January and February. Professor Harris will give three evening talks on African-American experience, the historical roots of the Black Lives Matter Movement and her new book, Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA.
Harris spoke on the historical roots of the Black Lives Matter Movement in winter of 2016 but will be presenting an updated version on her talks at the 2017 series.
Thursday, January 19
Starting at 7 p.m., Harris will discuss the black women mathematicians of NASA in relation to her new book, Hidden Human Computers: The Black Women of NASA. Her own grandmother, Miriam Mann, was one of the pioneering mathematicians who helped America win World War II and conquer space. Participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the historical pieces behind the newly released hit film, Hidden Figures.
Thursday, January 26 and February 2
These two programs will both begin at 7 p.m. to explore Harris' updated look at the historical roots of the Black Lives Matter Movement and building on the popular series she offered in the winter of 2016.
The series is free and no registration is required for community members.