Digging into the research for "Hidden Figures"

Digging into the research for 'Hidden Figures'

Before there was "Hidden Figures," the blockbuster movie and book by Margot Lee Shetterly, there was "Determination of Azimuth," an operetta about the life of mathematician Katherine Johnson and the Apollo 10 mission staged in 2015 by the Baltimore Rock Opera Society.

As the writers of "Determination of Azimuth," we were overjoyed to sit in a sold-out cinema and see a major motion picture about a story we feel so much affection for. The success of this movie has been tremendous and uplifting. Katherine Johnson's life story has inspired us both since Heather first encountered it while teaching middle-schoolers about African-American...