|' Hidden Figures' To Be Shown at DSLCC|
... In Observance of Black History Month
Clifton Forge, VA (Feb. 9, 2019) - "Hidden Figures", the feature film that depicts the true story of three gifted African-American female NASA mathematicians, will be shown at Dabney S. Lancaster Community College on Tuesday, February 26, in observance of Black History Month.
The blockbuster movie will be shown from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in Moomaw Center on the DSLCC Clifton Forge campus and at the DSLCC Rockbridge Regional Center in Buena Vista.
"Hidden Figures" is based on the true story of three black female mathematicians who worked at Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory in Hampton, Virginia - one of NASAâ€™s oldest field base facilities. Their calculations helped fuel some of Americaâ€™s greatest achievements while also carving out a place for themselves in history.
These brilliant women -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle MonĂ¡e) -- served 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.
Katherine Johnson was born in 1918 in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, and later attended West Virginia State University. She currently resides in Hampton, Virginia.
The showing of the movie, hosted by DSLCC Student Activities, is free and open to the public. For more information call (540) 863-2828.