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  1. Taraji P Henson, Hidden Figures, 2016  We never knew…  How three black women mathematicians changed NASA thinking and were the reason the always named astronauts managed to do what they did. KatherineJohnson (played by TPH), Dorothy Vaughn and Mary Jackson were unsung pioneers, achieving math data that no one else, of any race or gender, had ever accomplished – and unknown heroes until Margot Lee Shetterly wrote her  book and singer Pharrell Williams helped produce the movie.  Johnson was the only survivor of the trio to see it. President Obama g awarded her the  Presidential Medal of Freedom  in 20915 for her work at NASA – which now has a $30m building named the Katherine G Johnson Computational Research Facility.  She died in 2020 at age 101. 

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