Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson are probably names you’ve never heard of — but without them Neil Armstrong might never have set foot on the moon.
In Hidden Figures, director Theodore Melfi brings to life the story of three African American women who were crucial in the “Space Race” of the ‘60s. In addition to the fact that it features performers we love — irrepressible Taraji P. Henson, Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer and music phenomenon Janelle Monae play the unsung mathematicians and engineers, we’re excited to see their characters get credit for contributing to history after being so long overlooked because of their gender and race. foxmovies.com
Last modified: August 22, 2017