SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
Set amid the civil rights movement, the never-before-told true story of NASA+óe(tm)s African-American female mathematicians who played a crucial role in America+óe(tm)s space program.
Before Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of professionals worked as +óe~Human Computers+óe(tm), calculating the flight paths that would enable these historic achievements. Among these were a coterie of bright, talented African-American women. Segregated from their white counterparts, these +óe~colored computers+óe(tm) used pencil and paper to write the equations that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space.
Moving from World War II through NASA+óe(tm)s golden age, touching on the civil rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the women+óe(tm)s rights movement, +óe~Hidden Figures+óe(tm) interweaves a rich history of mankind+óe(tm)s greatest adventure with the intimate stories of five courageous women whose work forever changed the world.