Finding a movie that celebrates African American History, Women's History and Computer Science is pretty rare. So we wanted to recommend that our readers take the time to go see
. The film highlights the journey of three African American women mathematicians working for NASA during the Space Race. Their journey includes dealing with and overcoming racism and sexism. The film is also a celebration of mathematics and computer science.
The three women featured in the film, Katherine G. Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan went on to stellar careers in NASA. Just this week Katherine G. Johnson came on stage at the Academy Awards during a presentation by the three stars of the film and received a well deserved standing ovation. We also highly recommend the film Hidden Figures and the book it is based on
Hidden Figures: The Story of the African-American Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
by Margot Lee Shetterly.