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‘Hidden Figures’ heroine Katherine Johnson honored at Oscars

Although “Hidden Figures,” the film about three female African-American mathematicians who were integral to the early days of NASA’s space program, didn’t take home any trophies at last night’s Oscars awards, the Academy honored the film’s main character, Katherine Johnson, during the presentation for Best Documentary.

Real-life ‘Hidden Figures’ mathematician Katherine G. Johnson is longtime Presbyterian

“Hidden Figures”—the movie about a group of brilliant female African-American mathematicians who aided NASA during the space race—took the second spot at the box office in its first weekend of wide release. The movie features the story of Katherine G. Johnson, a longtime Presbyterian and 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom awardee.