Line(s) of the Day #HiddenFigures

Hidden Figures Day 24

Vivian Mitchell: Despite what you may think, I have nothing against y’all.
Dorothy Vaughan: I know… I know you probably believe that.

Kirsten Dunst and Octavia Spencer in the truly inspirational Hidden Figures (2016). Based on the true story as told in the book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly, the film tells of three black women who served a vital role in the early period of the Space Race. Highlighting that heroes can be found in all places, it reminds us of the outrageous racist prejudice that existed at the time and the grace, effort and ingenuity needed to overcome it.

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19 thoughts on “Line(s) of the Day #HiddenFigures

  1. This says so much with only a few words. I still can never understand racism or any sort of prejudice. We are all different and that fact should be celebrated.

    • Thanks. I’m really happy there are more female superhero characters getting centre stage but I love movies where there’s a different kind of bravery too. That scene was very powerful but I did do a fist pump when Kevin Costner’s character destroyed the sign.

    • You need to! So inspirational. One of the most “girl power” films I’ve ever seen. Really well written and acted and told a story I wasn’t familiar with before.

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