Empire star, Taraji P. Henson, along with Oscar winning actress Octavia Spencer, and singer Janelle Monae, is set to star in the upcoming film, Hidden Figures, set to release on January 13th 2017. Hidden figures is a film about three African-American women, Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn, and Mary Jackson, in the post world war 2 era working for NASA as mathematicians and engineers.
This film tells the true story of three African-American women’s detrimental role in helping the first man to orbit the earth. In a time when African-Americans were fighting for equal rights in the United States, these women fought all the odds standing against them. Johnson, Vaughn, and Jackson specifically helped astronaut, John Glenn, orbit the earth in 1962, and Johnson calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and Apollo 11. Watch the official trailer (https://youtu.be/RK8xHq6dfAo), for Hidden Figures, below, and don’t forget to mark your calendars for January 13th!