BACKSTORY

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WORLD PREMIERE:

Commanding Space – The Rise of Annie Easley and the Centaur Rocket
By Stephanie Leary
Directed by Joann Yarrow

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MiKayla Hawkinson
Community Outreach and Education Assistant
315-443-1150
mahawkin@syr.edu

"When people have their biases and prejudices, yes, I am aware. My head is not in the sand. But my thing is, if I can’t work with you, I will work around you. I was not about to be discouraged that I’d walk away. That may be a solution for some people, but it’s not mine.”

Spoken by Annie Easley, those words defined how a young African American woman worked to break gender and color boundaries while excelling for 34 years in a field dominated by white men. Easley was a ground-breaking rocket scientist, mathematician, and computer engineer who worked on the Centaur rocket project and early versions of batteries for hybrid vehicles.

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