We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program
Released! 05/01/2015
We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program
by Richard Paul
Hardcover

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 po... read more