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Local groups flock to 'Hidden Figures' for inspiration, history untold

Local groups flock to 'Hidden Figures' for inspiration, history untold

The storyline of "Hidden Figures," the film highlighting the historical contributions of three African-American female NASA mathematicians whose work in the 1960s helped launch astronaut John Glenn into space, has been greeted with fanfare since its Jan. 6 wide release.

The movie, which stars Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, Octavia Spencer as Dorothy Vaughan and Janelle Monáe as Mary Jackson, has been No. 1 at the box office two weeks running, overtaking "Star Wars: Rogue One" and then maintaining the top spot over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. Ticket sales have exceeded $60 million as of Friday morning.

And audience members...

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