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Georgia Journal of Science

Article Title

OUT OF HIDING: HOW THE BOOK AND FILM ‘HIDDEN FIGURES’ HAVE RAISED THE VISIBILITY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN IN THE SCIENCES

Abstract

The recent releases of the book and film ‘Hidden Figures’ have chronicled the contributions of African American women in the space race. Significant book sales and strong showings at the box office have resulted in an increased interest in the historic role of African Americans, particularly African American women, in America’s space program. This paper chronicles the participation of African Americans in the sciences between the 1940s and the 1960s. It also examines the impact of ‘Hidden Figures’ on the present day interest in the STEM fields by African American women.

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