Inspiring Lives Magazine Spring 2017: Issue 4 - Page 54

FILM Vaughan was a brilliant woman as well. She was the first African American supervisor at NASA and lead with patience and expertise. She ensured that her subordinates were kept abreast of all that was going on in their workplace, and when she had the opportunity to advance, she made sure she brought her co-workers along with her. This movie shone a light on a time when the country was just starting to make some changes in race relations, and these women’s stories go a long way in showing the world what they had to endure, while carving out lives for themselves. Released on Christmas Day, 2016, this movie is a true gift to all ages and races, as it so expertly displays the power of determination, education, talent, and hard work. I’ve had the pleasure of seeing it twice, the second time with my 11-year-old son, who found it to be a great movie. It’s a wonderful piece of art to show children because they will be astounded by the injustice but fortified by the ultimate success of the women. It’s a must-see, so please, go see Hidden Figures on the big screen! n