Opinions & Features March 03, 2020 at 05:00 pm

Six movies starring black actresses to set the mood for Women’s History Month

Vivian Essi Avugla March 03, 2020 at 05:00 pm

March 03, 2020 at 05:00 pm | Opinions & Features

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Hidden Figures

The movie stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, among others.

Plot

Based on true events, Hidden Figures tells the story of a group of African-American women breaking the barriers of racism and gender inequality to succeed.

As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history.

Based on the unbelievably true life stories of three of these women, known as “Human Computers”, we follow them as they quickly rise through the ranks of NASA alongside many of history’s greatest minds, specifically tasked with calculating the momentous launch of astronaut, John Glenn, into orbit and guaranteeing his safe return.

Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Gobels Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.

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