Margot Lee Shetterly's Hidden Figures Analysis

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In the United States of America, we all are familiar with the highly recognized and decorated White American Astronauts John Glen who contributed to America’s aeronautics and space program during its inception in 1958. However, until recently, most Americans were unaware that the masterminds behind one of the most significant event in our history were African-American women. The New York Times bestselling author, Margot Lee Shetterly documented this hidden truth to enlighten all Americans about the emergence and success of America’s aeronautics and space program. The purpose of Shetterly's book “Hidden Figures” was to bring to the forefront another hidden truth about African-American History and our significant contributions to American…show more content…
Johnson is an African American physicist and mathematician, and the most powerful character in the movie because of her ability to write trajectory equations that launched space shuttles into orbit. For me, the remaining characters in the film appeared to be extras, except for astronaut John Glenn, who had high respect for Johnson’s knowledge in the field of mathematics and the sciences. Johnson is a genius because of her ability to use more of her brain functions them most people. My mother taught me that we all have the ability to be geniuses; however, it requires a person to think a certain way that challenges their full capacity of their brain. Every day, I aspire to use the full capacity of my brain in an effort to achieve academic excellence. My mother has a degree in Mathematics & Engineering; therefore, she really enjoyed the movie. During my early years, my mother taught me not to fear mathematics or the sciences. She expressed to me the importance of forcing my brain to think a certain way to understand mathematics not fear it. My mother would say “Terence you are over thinking your math equations; the answers are in front of you, just force your brain think a certain way without fear”. Well, when I was younger, I had no clue what my mother was talking about, but today I absolutely understand. My mother

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