TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — About 600 students from Jefferson High School marched to a local movie theater to watch ‘Hidden Figures’ as a way to kick off Black History Month.
The real 'hidden figure' of the Apollo Program... black people who marched with the Poor People's Campaign to protest the July 16, 1969 moon launch as a waste of money that SHOULD have been spent on blacks
The movie is based on true events and highlights the story of Katherine Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson.
The African-American women worked for NASA and were instrumental in helping launch John Glenn into orbit.
They showed a country anyone can dream—and dream big.
“Sometimes I can feel a little bit limited but I feel that’ll just open things for me,” said Jefferson High School student Cassie Thomas.
Students in American History and African-American Studies classes walked to the AMC West Shore 14 theaters to sit together, watch and learn.
“It’s an opportunity for our students to see a movie that’s going to be related to history, said Jefferson High School Principal Robert Quinn.
Now, they’ll hold onto a piece of that history thanks to a lesson learned—in their local movie theater.
“It really helps promote what we learn in school and it helps put it in a perspective of reality,” Thomas said.Obviously tax-payer money went to fund this "march" to the theaters to see Hidden Figures, a movie liberating impressionable young minds from a Eurocentric view of the NASA Apollo Program...