1-Sentence Summary: When Katherine's suitor, Lieutenant James Johnson, makes a sexist comment about women doing "heady" work at NASA, Katherine stands up for herself and the 20 other African American women she works with as human "computers" whose calculations will soon put the first U.S. manned spacecraft into orbit.
Excerpt: "Mr. Johnson. If I were you I'd quit talking right now. I will have you know I was the first Negro female student at West Virginia University Graduate School. On any given day I analyze the manometer levels for air displacement, friction, and velocity and compute over 10,000 calculations by cosine, square root, and, lately, analytic geometry. By hand. There are 20 bright, highly capable Negro women in the West Computing Group. And we're proud to be doing our part for the country. So, yes. They let women do some things at NASA, Mr. Johnson. And it's not because we wear skirts. It's because we wear glasses. Have a good day."
Character's age is 30's.
Character's gender is female.
Character's race is African American.
Character's name is Katherine.
Monologue genre is dramatic, historic.
Find this monologue 36 minutes into Oscar nominated movie "Hidden Figures"
Monologue Writing 101 Elements (0 = Not Used. 1 = Used. 2 = Strong Usage)