Nella Larsen Wrestled With Race and Sexuality in the Harlem Renaissance
The writer’s novels were celebrated and helped her become the first African-American woman to receive a Guggenheim Fellowship. Then she disappeared.
Ada Lovelace, Mathematician Who Wrote the First Computer Program
Lovelace thought of math and logic as creative and imaginative, and her writings about computing in the mid-1800s earned her recognition as the first computer programmer.