We are praying for the family of Katherine Johnson! The mathematician who broke boundaries at NASA and was depicted in the movie Hidden Figures has passed away at the age of 101-years-old.
Taraji P. Henson played Johnson in the Oscar-nominated film. It was all about three African-American women who played an integral part at NASA and paved the way for women and people of color to explore space.
Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe also starred in the movie playing Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson who both passed away before the film was created.
Johnson was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by former President Barack Obama in 2015.
Both Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer took to Instagram to pay tribute to Johnson. See their posts below.