Meaningful Movies – Hidden Figures
Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains brings you Hidden Figures followed by a discussion on the movie with special guest speakers. This is a chance to dive deep into the meaning of the movie and how it relates to our communities. Enjoy time with fellow Girl Scouts eating popcorn and talking about current events in a safe and girl-appropriate environment.
Hidden Figures (2016, PG) is the story of a team of female African American mathematicians who served a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.
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 who 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 these women as they quickly rise 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 Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.