Contact Us FAQ Français
Home / Outlier: The Story of Katherine Johnson

Outlier: The Story of Katherine Johnson

Maple Leaf This item is only available for Canadian orders.

Catalogue Number:  395169
Producer:  Films Media Group
Subject:  American History, Biography, Black History, Documentary, Gender Studies, History, Mathematics, Physics, Science, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2018
Running Time:  56
Closed Captions:  Yes


DVD Price:  $237.95
3 year post-secondary streaming price:  $359.95
DVD+3yr Post-Sec Stream Price:  $479.00
3yr K-12 Stream Price :  $237.95
Single-Site Only
Request Preview Access

In mathematical terms, an outlier is a data point that differs greatly from other observations. It is an apt description for a person too, that is outside the norms. This film is a one-hour documentary about the trajectory of an African American girl-wonder, whose mathematical genius would catapult astronauts into space. Born in 1918, Johnson graduated high school at the age of 14, college at 18, and went on to a career with NASA where she broke race and gender barriers. Johnson not only succeeded in a white, male-dominated field, she excelled. From America’s first attempt at manned space flights, to the Shuttle program, Johnson was an integral part of the mission. The documentary includes an interview with Johnson herself, as well as interviews with NASA’s chief historian, a curator at the Smithsonian’s Air & Space Museum, and an interview with Margot Shetterly, the author of the book, Hidden Figures. Johnson’s life was one of three profiled in the Hollywood film of the same name.


Related Titles

The Issue of Mr. O’Dell

The Issue of Mr. O’Dell

Rami Katz AK0000

A thirty-five minute documentary film which examines the lifelong work of a pioneering civil rights...

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space Race

Hidden Figures: The True Story of Four Black Women and the Space...

Weston Woods WW3065

Written by Margot Lee Shetterly with Winifred Conkling Illustrated by Laura Freeman Narrated by...

American Masters: Althea

American Masters: Althea

PBS Video 041824

Althea Gibson emerged as a most unlikely queen of the highly segregated tennis world of the 1950s...

American Experience: Chasing the Moon

American Experience: Chasing the Moon

PBS Video 041932

Chasing the Moon reimagines the race to the moon for a new generation, upending much of the...


Browse Our Collection By Subject

View All Subjects