Hidden Figures is the true story about African American women who helped us win the space race and I cannot WAIT to see it!
Let me repeat that. It is a movie that while it is about the struggle for recognition for African American women to get the same opportunities and recognition as everyone else, is steeped in math. MATH. And I want to see it. It has more to do about FEMALE POWER, but still. There is math. And I am going to see it. FYI for those who don’t know. I believe that Math is a tool of the Devil. Also, I am so happy to see Taraji P. Henson in something. I just love that woman’s acting.
Here’s the blurb about it:
HIDDEN FIGURES is the incredible untold story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe)—brilliant African-American women working at NASA, who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race, and galvanized the world. The visionary trio crossed all gender and race lines to inspire generations to dream big.