Hidden Figures - Chapters 11-15 Summary & Analysis

Margot Lee Shetterly
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In Chapter 11, The Area Rule, Dorothy Vaughan sent Mary Jackson to work on a project on the East Side with white computers. Mary asked a white computer where the bathroom was and the white computers giggled. Their reaction made her feel like she was beneath them. Later, when Mary ran into Kazimierz “Kaz” Czarnecki, an assistant section head, she was still angry and she told him about the incident and how angry she was. He invited her to work with him.

Dorothy Hoover was thriving in the Stability Analysis Division and had become an aeronautical research scientist by 1951. She and three other women published reports with the group.

Mary Jackson met James William, a former Tuskegee airman and engineering grad. Melvin Butler had pursued him to take a job at Langley. He did not tell the rest of the staff that James was...

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