Milwaukee Public Schools Students Celebrate Hidden Figures

An Academy Award nominated movie is inspiring young students from the Milwaukee area.

They have recreated the poster of "Hidden Figures.”

The movie is about three African American women who helped change the US Space Program in the 1960s.

Milwaukee Public School students took a field trip to the Majestic Theater in Brookfield.

Hundreds of MPS students are inside this theater right now watching Hidden Figures.

Superintendent Darienne Driver tells it's a story that fits with the middle school curriculum.

She is not the only local educator who thinks so.

Last week a teacher from Milwaukee College Prep photo shopped three of his students onto the hidden figures movie poster.

The image got the attention of Janelle Monae, one of the movies stars, as well as the movie's director.

Students were excited to come watch the film.

Superintendent driver says she's confident every student will find some part of the movie they can relate to.

One student tells us why she feels really moved by the movies message.

"Black African American women inspire us to inspire us to go for our goals in our future, our life, and inspire us to go do that,” said Tarriana Blue, MPS student.

Wednesday’s event is the kick off of what MPS officials are calling the hidden figures fundraise to raise money to help students find an interest in science, technology, engineering and math careers.

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