Every kid growing up in America learns about John Glenn and Alan Shepard. They were the astronaut heroes of the Mercury missions. Pioneers at the dawn of space travel. What we were never taught is the story of the African-American women critical to their success. Hidden Figures gives them their long-deserved spotlight. The film focuses on three women of color that transcended the boundaries of their time. They rose above a segregated, sexist, society to show that intellect is color blind and gender neutral.