Monday, January 30, 2017

By Sara L.

Want to watch a movie and feel you've spent money on something worthwhile? Well 
Hidden Figures is the movie for you. Sixth graders at the Lower School went on a field trip to see this historical and inspiring movie.

Based on a true story, Hidden Figures introduces us to three African American women who 
accomplished great things in spite of adversity.  Kathrine G Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson worked at NASA during the early 1960's, not as cleaners but known as "human computers" and engineers in a segregated environment.  

Kathrine G Johnson was a beautiful and brilliant mathematician who calculated the orbit of Alan Shepard, the first American in space.  Her friend Dorothy led an African American computing unit and was hired as a supervisor to oversee the new IBM computers. The sassy Mary Jackson was a mathematician with a gift for engineering and eventually became NASA's first female engineer.
Hidden Figures makes for a thrilling mix. There is tension and the thrill of space, the passion of the civil rights movement and friendships which deliver the story's warmth and spirit.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this movie. I learned a lot. Pharrell Williams makes an amazing producer.