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Tuesday, August 18, 2020 7:00PM - Tuesday, December 22, 2020 7:00PM
VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Movie Mythbusting

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020 7:00PM

Title

Hidden Figures

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Hidden Figures Movie PosterJoin the Virginia Museum of History and Culture as members of our education team “mythbust” some fan-favorite historical films! Watch the film in advance, whenever or however works best for you, and then log into an interactive Zoom presentation where we will chat about what’s true, what’s not, and make some interesting connections to our collection.  Feel free to fill out the optional worksheet to get a sneak peek of our discussion, or just join us at 7:00 ready to learn!

Three brilliant African-American women at NASA -- Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monáe) -- serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn (Glen Powell) into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation's confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world. Join Digital Outreach Educator Rachel Murphy-Weast as she explores the true story behind the movie, and the lasting impact these “hidden figures” have had today.

Watch the movie before joining the live event. Hidden Figures is available to stream on Hulu, rent from iTunes, Amazon Prime, or Google Play.

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