This poster focuses on the intersectionality in the movie Hidden Figures. The main identities that are the focal point of the movie are race and gender. Being a black woman in the 1960's was not an easy feat, however Katherine Johnson and her companions overcame the many struggles of such, while also being the minority not only in society but also working in the STEM field. Ireland et al. says that the bodies of education research focused on the experiences of Black students and female students in STEM fields often render Black women and girls "hidden figures" in that they have not sufficiently addressed their simultaneous radicalized and gendered experiences in educational contexts (2018). There is such a stigma when it comes to women in the STEM field and expecially in the era in american history when segregation was happening in full force, there were many hurdles for a black woman to overcome.
Slaughter, Aasiya, "Intersectionality in Hidden Figures" (2021). Spring Showcase for Research and Creative Inquiry. 194.