back to top
Community

Seeing The Message In Hidden Figures

For me Hidden Figures wasn't just a story about black women...

Posted on
NASA research mathematician Katherine Johnson is photographed at her desk at NASA Langley Research Center.
NASA

NASA research mathematician Katherine Johnson is photographed at her desk at NASA Langley Research Center.

For me, Hidden Figures wasn't just a story about black women pioneering in NASA's space program, or even women making ground in women rights movement. Not to downplay or take any credit away from Katherine G. Johnson, Mary Jackson or Dorothy Vaughan. What I saw, is what we can do as Americans if we can stop criticizing each other and trying to hold each other back based on our differences but focus on our strengths and let each other do what we can do as a whole.

1,500 employees or so at NACA’s Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory on November 4, 1943. Photo
NASA / Via crgis.ndc.nasa.gov

1,500 employees or so at NACA’s Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory on November 4, 1943. Photo

This post was created by a member of BuzzFeed Community, where anyone can post awesome lists and creations. Learn more or post your buzz!