Role Of African-American Women In The 1960's Hidden Figures

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To a historian studying African-American women in the United States in the 1960’s, Hidden figures is a one-way ticket to the ways and views of people during this period of time. Coloured women in the 60’s who worked at NASA were usually made to be “human computers” (the likes of which dated back decades before space exploration) While they did the same work as their white counterparts, African-American computers were paid less and relegated to the segregated west section of the Langley campus, where they were made to use separate bathrooms and dining rooms. They became known as the "West Computers." Despite having the same education, they were often never considered for promotions or other jobs within NACA. Hidden Figures depicts this in a

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