Hidden Figures tells the overlooked story of Katherine G. Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer), and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe). The three were brilliant African-American women working at NASA during the Space Race who encountered racial and gender workplace blockades. Nevertheless, they persisted. They were the giant brains behind an impossible mission that sent John Glenn into orbit, thus changing the trajectory of the Cold War, American prosperity, and the role of women and minorities both at NASA and, in general, the sciences.
Co-presented by the Society of Women Engineers, National Society of Black Engineers, Africana Studies.