Foremost Hidden Figures is a great movie. I watched it a few years ago when it was showing in the UK and to say I was ‘blown away’ is an understatement. These women were pioneers and unsung heroes!
All of them married with children with apparently supportive spouses and fighting racial prejudice, still rising to the top of their field and saving NASA in the first-ever experiment to the moon. They should be applauded and not only in black history month.
In the UK October is black history month, but unfortunately, not a lot of people get a lot of historical facts for the black history month. Hence, why I have taken it on myself to share about these pioneers and to get you thinking.
Other facts about black history are found in the story of the following:
So, if you are tempted to think black history month is just about eating different African or Caribbean dishes or the various traditional attires, think again, it’s so much more than what you think.
Do take the time to educate yourself about black history and the immense contribution that black people have made and are still making to the world, possibly even where you live, work and attend school.
In the world we live in now with the advancement of digital technology, it’s not longer an excuse to be ignorant. Spread the word!