Hidden Figures & Small Great Things

Bump for Black History Month!

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Don’t worry, there are no spoilers here!

Last night, I finally got to see Hidden Figures (although I didn’t read the book) and it brought up some things that I feel need to be said.

First, if you have not seen this movie yet then I highly recommend that you do. Not just because it’s a good movie but because it’s a good history lesson.

As I’ve mentioned before (and I’m sure a lot of POC have had this discussion) it’s incredibly frustrating that we only learn any African American history during Black History Month and even then it’s only slavery and the same three civil rights activists.We hardly learn anything about Native American or Asian cultures and the only mention of anything Latinx/Hispanic is Spanish Colonialism. Then again, what do you expect when the authors of most history texts books are almost all white and predominately men.

The movie displays…

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