Forgotten Figures of Black History: Anna Douglass and Claudette Colvin

  Anna Murray-Douglass and Claudette Colvin are little-known figures in African-American history, often being left out of narratives involving prominent contributions towards black liberation. Anna Murray-Douglass grew up in the 19th century as the first emancipated child to her newly-freed parents. While she played a pivotal role in American history, most of us know her…

Tiera Guinn: A “Hidden Figure” of the 21st Century

  The 2016 biographical film Hidden Figures celebrated the important contribution made by a group of young African-American women whose mathematical prowess supported the United States Apollo Space Program. The film has been a box office hit and has received critical acclaim. Thanks to Hidden Figures, the American public is paying closer attention to the…