20th Century Fox and Black Girls CODE collaborate to create FutureKatherineJohnsons.com, a website that is fostered by the next generation of young women who aim to make a difference like Katherine, Dorothy and Mary, characters in the upcoming film, Hidden Figures.
Black Girls CODE is a not-for-profit organization that aims to assist girls in underrepresented communities between the age of 7 and 17 that strive to have a career in technology. Their mission of Black Girls CODE is to increase the women of color in the digital space and diversify the tech industry.
“We’re so proud to partner with 20th Century Fox and have our girls participate in the FutureKatherineJohnsons.com website,” Black Girls CODE founder Kimberly Bryant said. “Building a tech future for young women of color across the country not only depends on the work of partners like 20th Century Fox, but it also relies on these girls learning the history of the great trailblazers like Katherine, Dorothy and Mary who came before them and paved the way. By seeing the story of these great women of NASA on the big screen, our girls can see themselves as the future tech leaders and innovators of today and tomorrow.”
Hidden Figures is the untold story of Katherine G. Johnson, Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson, three African-American woman who worked in NASA and help with the launch of John Glenn. The launch assisted in restoring the confidence of America in NASA, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.
Hidden Figures stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali and more. You can see the film in select theaters on Christmas Day and everywhere on January 6, 2017.