PBS NewsHour

‘Hidden Figures’ brings NASA’s black pioneers to light

Clip: 01/05/2017 | 8m 27s

“Hidden Figures” is a story about reaching for the stars while fighting racial and gender barriers. The new movie follows the careers of three black women who worked at NASA’s Langley headquarters in Virginia during the 1950s and ‘60s to help launch the first American into space. Long overlooked, their story is finally being told. Jeffrey Brown reports.

Aired: 01/05/17

Rating: NR

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