Official CBC January 2017 selection:
The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race
Book written by Margot Lee Shetterly
Film Dir. Theodore Melfi
The phenomenal true story of the black female mathematicians at NASA whose calculations helped fuel some of America’s greatest achievements in space. Starting in World War II and moving through to the Cold War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Space Race, Hidden Figures follows the interwoven accounts of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, four African American women who participated in some of NASA’s greatest successes. It chronicles their careers over nearly three decades they faced challenges, forged alliances and used their intellect to change their own lives, and their country’s future.
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Hidden Figures trailer (movie release January 6, 2017)