Objects & Places from Hidden Figures

Margot Lee Shetterly
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Langley Research Center

This place was where a great deal of work in the field of aeronautics took place. Great advances were made in early airplanes and in spaceflight because of the people who worked here.

“Colored Computers” Sign

This object was a source of irritation and a reminder for the black women who worked at NACA that they were not seen as equals to their white coworkers. It was eventually removed and hidden so often that management gave up on replacing it.

Executive Order 8802

This government action desegregated the defense industry.

West Area

This is the location where the black women who worked as computers worked. It was set up as a separate place for the black employees because of segregation.

Brown v. Board of Education

This event resulted in the desegregation of schools.

Executive Order 10925

This government action called for government workplaces to actively work toward...

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