Washington, D.C.

Hidden No More

Washington, D.C. – Mary W. Jackson was an engineer portrayed in the 2016 biopic film “Hidden Figures,” about three Black women that became NASA’s first Black women to become engineers for the agency and never recognized for their work.

As of Wednesday, NASA Administrator, Jim Bridenstine, has announced that the agency will be renaming their headquarters in Washington, D.C, after Jackson.

Bridenstine said additionally, “Hidden no more. We will continue to recognize the contributions of women, African Americans, and people of all backgrounds who have made NASA’s successful history of exploration possible.”

The film Hidden Figures starred, Taraji P. Henson, as Katherine Johnson, and Janelle Monae portraying Jackson. The film was an adaptation to the book by Margot Lee Shetterley called, “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.”

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