Trailblazer Katherine Johnson’s daughters tell the real tale behind the Oscar nominated movie, ‘Hidden Figures’
The North Broward County (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated,
(Photo by Posthumous- Lynda Browne)
Submitted by JoeAnn Fletcher
The North Broward County (FL) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated and Broward College will host an event for college students, youth and families on Saturday, April 22, 2017, 2:30 pm at Omni Auditorium regarding the life of Katherine Johnson who inspired the Oscar-nominated film Hidden Figures.
The movie was based on the true story of three Black NASA female mathematicians and the overlooked contributions from African-Americans in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) fields. Actress Taraji P. Henson portrayed Katherine Johnson in the movie.
Johnson’s daughters, Kathy and Joylette, will share the story regarding the life of their 98-year-old mother, what it was like growing up with her while she was working at NASA and promote STEAM among our youth.
Also participating is White House Award-Winning Entrepreneur Felecia Hatcher who learned to Code at an early age and is now the Founder and CEO of Code Fever and South Florida Black Tech Week. The award-winning Ethnotricity Dance Company will provide entertainment.
Other panelists include North Broward County Chapter President Earlene Striggles Horne and Broward College North Campus President Dr. Avis Proctor.
This program is made possible through the generosity of the following sponsors: Broward County Pan Hellenic Council, former State Senator Chris Smith, Dr. Rosalind Osgood School Board member District 5, Fort Lauderdale Jack and Jill of America, Incorporated, Natalie and Rick Beasley, Zeta Rho Omega, Kappa Kappa Omega, Upsilon Xi Omega, and Chi Psi Omega Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. For more information contact JoeAnn Fletcher at (954) 263-1984 or http://northbrowardlinks.org.