4 Mighty Quotes From Hidden Figures

“It’s not because we wear skirts — it’s because we wear glasses.”

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1. “I’d already be one.”

In 1953, Mary Jackson accepted a job at the company that predated NASA.

2. “We all pee the same color.”

Katherine Johnson calculated the trajectories, launch windows, and emergency return routes for Alan Shepard, the first American in space, and John Glenn, the first American in orbit. She was also essential to the Apollo moon mission and even worked on early plans for landing on Mars.

3. “Which one will make you first?”

In order to attend her engineering classes, Mary Jackson had to petition the court of the city of Hampton. The way she builds her argument to the judge is nothing short of genius.

4. “It’s because we wear glasses.”

On top of racial prejudice and discriminatory laws, Black women in the 60s faced another systemic problem: sexism — and that one wasn’t limited to white men.

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