Did you guys know this? Several African American women mathematicians played pivotal roles in the NASA space race of the 1950s-60s. Well, this story will be detailed in the new movie Hidden Figures, which follows the tale of Katherine Johnson, an African American physicist, space scientist, and mathematician. Executive produced by Pharrell Williams, the film stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe. Though it’s actually scheduled for release in early 2017, the book, Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race by author Margot Lee Shetterly will be released September 2016.
[tps_footer]BMWK, what did you think of the Roots remake? Do you think black history has gotten more attention this year than normal?[/tps_footer]