Hidden Figures film night
This is the true story of three brilliant African-American women at NASA – Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson – who served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit. John Glenn’s flight was an amazing achievement, which restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanised the world.
This film illustrates the issues of segregation and the black civil rights movement beautifully. Moreover, it shows the struggle for black women to receive the education, training and recognition for careers involving maths and science.
Parents are most welcome to attend. Please arrive at Main Reception by 3.45pm and you will escorted to the Café. The film will start at 4.00pm and running time is 2 hours and 7 minutes. Please feel free to contact Dr Carrie Rosser by e-mail at <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you have any questions.