|Katherine Johnson, one of the real women behind "Hidden Figures"|
If you're really into Hidden Figures, you'll want to read this guest blog post on the Scientific American website:
Susan L. Marquis is dean of the graduate school at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica. She attends St. Augustine by-the-sea Episcopal Church, where my huband John Arthur is a member.
She and others at the RAND screening describe what it's like to be the first woman in their scientific fields, and Marquis reminds us of a point made by the woman who did the research that became this film:
In her book, “Hidden Figures,” author Margot Lee Shetterly calls the title “something of a misnomer.” The history she documented wasn’t “so much hidden as unseen,” she writes.
Thanks to John for sending me the link to this article.