Pi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. will host a screening of "Hidden Figures" at 4 p.m. on Jan. 15 at Carmike East Ridge 18, 5080 South Terrace in Chattanooga.
Officials said, "The upcoming 'Hidden Figures' Movie is based on three members of Alpha Kappa Alpha. As members celebrate our Founder’s Day of Jan. 15, 1908 over the Martin Luther King Holiday weekend, we will gather for a special viewing of the movie. The film tells the stories of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan, and Mary Jackson, three black female mathematicians who began working for NASA in the 1950's and charted the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit during the Space Race from NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va.
during segregation. Before the title of computers came to refer to the laptops, desktops, and calculators that we use today, these women, who did the math by hand were known as 'computers.'"