This is one instance when the book and the movie are both really good. Everyone in Charlottesville is buzzing about UVA alum MARGOT LEE SHETTERLY’S book and movie HIDDEN FIGURES — the story of three African American women whose worked transformed astronautics for NASA during America’s space race with Russia in the mid- 20th century. Margot grew up in Hampton, Virginia because her father was a scientist at NASA and it was Margot’s dad who sparked her interest in the untold story of these “human computers” played by Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae. When Margot realized most of us had never heard the story, she began extensive research, wrote Hidden Figures, and soon after Hollywood came calling.
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