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Dr. Christine Darden (From Monroe, NC to NASA)

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Asheville School's Graham Theater

360 Asheville School Road

Asheville, NC 28806

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NASA Pioneer Dr. Christine Darden to speak at Asheville School January 11, 2018

The 2016 best-seller "Hidden Figures" by Margot Lee Shetterly, which inspired the hit 20th Century Fox movie of the same name, features the lives of groundbreaking African-American women who overcame segregation and discrimination in the 1960s to play integral roles in the space program throughout their careers.

Dr. Christine Darden is featured in Shetterly's book—she was hired at NASA in 1967 as a Computer/Data Analyst and over the course of her career became the first African-American woman promoted into the Senior Executive Service at the NASA Langley Research Center. Darden is from the small town of Monroe, North Carolina and earned her high school degree from the Allen School in Asheville, North Carolina.

On January 11, 2018, Darden will address the Asheville School community at 7:15 p.m. in the Walker Arts Center. Her talk, "From Monroe, N.C. to NASA," is free and open to the public. Please have your Eventbrite ticket ready on the night of the show.

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