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      Created Equal Film Series in honor of Grady W. Powell: Hidden Figures in Richmond


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      March 28, 2019

      Thursday   6:30 PM

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      Created Equal Film Series in honor of Grady W. Powell: Hidden Figures

      In celebration of Women’s History Month, join us for a FREE screening of Hidden Figures, the award-winning feature film that chronicles the groundbreaking work of the African American women who fought racism, sexism, and Jim Crow segregation, while propelling the first Americans into space. The film follows Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who’s flight trajectory calculations made NASA’s Mercury missions possible, Dorothy Vaughan, a skilled mathematician and NASA’s first African American manager, and Mary Jackson, NASA’s first African American female engineer and a Virginian, in their work at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.  Free and open to all. RSVP recommended. All seating on a first-come, first-served basis. This series is named in honor of Reverend Powell, who served on the Virginia Historical Society board for many years and who was instrumental in the development of relevant and accessible programming. He presided over the historic Gillfield Baptist Church, founded in 1788, for thirty-six years. Created Equal is hosted by the Virginia Museum of History and Culture in partnership with the Richmond Peace Education Center and supported in part by Diversity Richmond’s VHS Guy Kinman Research Award.

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