Middle school girls catch private screening of inspirational ‘Hidden Figures’
Fox 2 news segment by Bonita Cornute
February 3, 2017
Preteens typically show very little interest in history. But a movie about trailblazing black women offers lessons that could impact the lives of local students forever.
Hollywood captured a page from history with the award-winning film ‘Hidden Figures.’ A private screening has inspired a group of middle school girls to reach for the stars.
‘Hidden Figures’ is untold black history; the story of African-American women who dramatically affected the early days of the U.S. space program despite daily encounters with bigotry and bias.
The movie screening was a gift from the Archway chapter of the Links Incorporated, an international women’s service organization. Seventy-five girls from grades 5, 6, 7, and 8 from Marian Middle School watched and learned…Click here to continue reading and watch the news segment.