‘Hidden Figures’ Highlights African American Women in the Space Program


If you’re doing something else right now, stop and give this trailer your full attention.

THIS MOVIE. RIGHT HERE. Hidden Figures is a movie about African American Women and how they helped launch astronaut John Glenn into orbit. Did you know there were African American Women in the space program? Did you know that Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson are three of the brilliant minds that fought racial and gender barriers to get a man into space? The film stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer & Janelle Monáe. All three of these women are incredible actresses and this is a dream role. Oh and for all the haters, THIS IS A TRUE STORY.

Hidden Figures comes to theaters January 2017. Go see it. Go take your daughter to see it. Go take your neighbor’s daughter to see it.

Here is the official synopsis:

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.

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