“Don’t let anyone tell you that you are not capable,” Hartford Schools superintendent tells girls.
Hartford Public Schools acting Superintendent Leslie Torres-Rodriguez gathered a group of female students from the district for a movie screening of Hidden Figures, reports US News & World Report.
“As you think about the movie … think about the fact that you can do anything – anything – as good as and sometimes, and oftentimes, better, better, than men,” Torres-Rodriguez said, according to the Associated Press.
She continued: “So, don’t let anyone tell you that you are not capable, OK? So, you’ve got to dig in, find your grit, and be all that you can.”
Hartford schools are not alone in using the film to inspire girls of color. Schools across the country have been screening the film for female students.
The film documents the little-known true story about the African-American female mathematicians and scientists working for NASA who were instrumental in helping…
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