Hidden Figures – Almost a Review

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A few weeks ago, I read the book “Hidden Figures” by Margot Lee Shetterly.  I really liked the book and can’t imagine the movie covering one tenth the ground it did.  There is so much context and background in the book, and yet I know the author was still only scratching the surface.

This is not a review of the book (review = excellent.  Read it).  I just want to say something about the book, something that I thought about as I read it but that is even more relevant after the recent events in Charlottesville.

A lot of this book is about racism at its ugliest, but also how some people were able to rise above it, or perhaps “rise in spite of it” would be a better phrase.  A little background about how hard it was for people of color, and blacks in particular, to get ahead in…

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. trentpmcd
    Aug 16, 2017 @ 22:35:15

    Thanks for the reblog!

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  2. andy1076
    Aug 17, 2017 @ 00:33:34

    I watched the movie sometime ago and loved it, So glad they revealed this part of history that most didn’t know about 🙂

    Reply

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