Monday, February 4, 2019

Black History Month Guide & Darden Tribute

Photo of Dr. Darden working at NASA in early 60s.

The Rio Salado Library is proud to honor Black History Month by highlighting targeted library and web resources that can help you learn about the lives, contributions and legacies of Black Americans. Check it out now

Pictured above is Dr. Christine Darden, a NASA mathematician, data analyst, aeronautical and sonic boom specialist who will be visiting Rio Salado College on Feb. 14 to engage our community in a conversation about science, Black history and the power of innovation and determination. Join us!

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Banner featuring images of Dr. Christine Darden through the years.  Text: Dr. Christine Darden- A hidden figure and NASA aeronautical engineer.  A Black History Month Celebration presented by Rio Salado College.  Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019

Reservations are required. There are only a few seats left! Limited to the first 250 people who reserve their tickets by Feb. 7.

02/06/2018 UPDATE: The 4 p.m. discussion with Dr. Darden is full. Please join us for a 2 p.m. discussion. Reserve your seats at

Dr. Darden began her career with NASA in 1967 alongside other pioneering black women, as portrayed in the book, Hidden Figures, which inspired the 2017 Academy Award-nominated movie.