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01/06/17: The women at the center of ‘Hidden Figures’

01/06/17: The women at the center of ‘Hidden Figures’

Jan 6, 2017

"Hidden Figures," a film about three African-American women fighting for workplace equality as NASA mathematicians in the '60s, opens in theaters across the country today. We spoke to the screenwriter, Allison Schroeder, about the film's importance and her family history…

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Allison Schroeder on writing the movie 'Hidden Figures'

by Stephanie Hughes and Ben Johnson Jan 6, 2017
Hidden Figures tells the story of three African-American women who worked as mathematicians at NASA in the 1960s. Screenwriter Allison Schroeder tells us about writing the film and her family history with NASA.
NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson) meets astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell), in the film Hidden Figures.
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