Aquilla Parsons was a technician at the University of Chicago's Metallurgical Laboratory ("Met Lab") during the Manhattan Project.
Parsons was in the Nonacademic Service Group led by Kathleen Florin. The Nonacademic Service Group was made up of laboratory assistants, technicians and secretaries. This group included Minnie Daniels, Elise Mae Freeman and Lillie May Porter among many other women.
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