I had to share this, not just because it’s time credit was
given where it was due (long overdue), but because it’s part of history and the very nature of history is it can’t be changed!
Three brilliant African-American women at NASA — Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) — serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.
Still, the film hews closely to the facts in important respects, and evokes the outrages of the Jim Crow era, as well as the feverish competition of the space race – Full review Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal
Far from a dry scientific tutorial or historical treatise, “Hidden Figures” is a warm, lively, often funny depiction of women whose brains and work ethic were indefatigable – Full review Ann Hornaday Washington Post
Henson, Spencer, and Monáe’s stellar performances propel this feel-good biographical drama that teaches audiences about a little-known aspect of NASA’s history – Full review Sandie Angulo Chen Common Sense Media
Hidden Figures inspires as it entertains. It acknowledges racial divisions while insisting that there’s more than one way to fix them. And while it can be crass, its heart is good. Full review Paul Asay Plugged In
Now, going back to the video clip above, a lot of us didn’t know about black women’s immense contribution to history. Did you?
Watch the clip above to learn some more amazing facts about black women’s contribution to science and the world at large. It’s time to shout out and be proud – we’re all unique in God’s eyes and it’s time this is recognised!
Spread the word, share this post and let history be accurately told and compiled, ‘Black Women’ were major contributors to history and “…This is the LORD’S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes….Ps 118:23