Wednesday, July 1 at 7PM
Authors & Historians
RICHARD PAUL & STEVEN MOSS
Speaking and Signing
We Could Not Fail: The First African Americans in the Space Program
Join us this evening as local authors Richard Paul & Steven Moss present their new book, We Could Not Fail, which profiles ten African American space workers whose stories illustrate the role NASA and the space program played in promoting civil rights. Adding new names to the roster of civil rights heroes and a new chapter to the story of space exploration, We Could Not Fail demonstrates how African Americans broke the color barrier by competing successfully at the highest level of American intellectual and technological achievement.
ABOUT RICHARD PAUL
A former producer of The Diane Rehm Show, Richard Paul is an award-winning independent public radio documentary producer whose work includes Race and the Space Race, about the first African Americans in the space program. Paul was the 2012–2013 Verville Fellow in Space History at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. His feature stories have appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition and PRI’s Studio 360.
ABOUT STEVEN MOSS
Steven Moss is Associate Professor of English at Texas State Technical College and a Fellow of the Kellogg Institute. His master’s thesis, “NASA and Racial Equality in the South, 1961–1968” (Texas Tech University, 1997), was one of the first academic works on the topic.