‘Hidden Figures’ and the A.M.E. Church

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This is a very brief notice from the website of the Third District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.  It calls attention to the film Hidden Figures, based on the book of the same name by Margot Lee Shetterly.  The article states:

The film… is the story of the three African-American mathematicians whose knowledge helped John Glenn to orbit the Earth. Two of the three phenomenal women were members of the AME Church, one was a graduate of Wilberforce University and two of them grew up in the 3rd District.

Both Mary Winston Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan were members of AME churches.

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