In celebration of National Women’s History Month, the Ascension Parish Library in Gonzales will hold a screening of the film, Hidden Figures, an inspiring true story about three female African American mathematicians who served a vital role at NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program. Based on the book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly, this film follows the careers of Katherine Johnson, who calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury, engineer Mary Jackson, and NASA supervisor Dorothy Vaughan.
After the movie, stay for a discussion that will be led by Assistant Professor Shelisa Theus from Baton Rouge Community College, on the impact this incredible piece of history has played in firmly cementing these remarkable women in U.S. History as true American heroes.
Bring the whole family to enjoy this historical film on Saturday, March 24 at 2 p.m. This film is rated PG - Parental Guidance is suggested and some material may not be suitable for children. For more information or to register, call 647-3955.
Contributed by APL