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Kids learn about 'Hidden Figures' during National Women's History Month

Second-graders at Johnston Elementary School are learning about the three women featured in the movie "Hidden Figures" and countless others who have made great contributions to this country. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

Students across the country are celebrating National Women's History Month.

And in one second grade class at Johnston Elementary School, the focus was on women who inspired a Hollywood movie.

Dorothy Vohn, Mary Jackson , and Katherine Johnson loved math, and as children they showed special skill in arithmetic and they went on to study mathematics in college.

From there they eventually worked for NASA. You might know them better as the three women in the movie "Hidden Figures."

It's the true story of three black women who helped launched our nation into space.

Second-graders at Johnston Elementary School are learning about these three women, and countless others who have made great contributions to this country.

"I want to be a president, really," said one student, Londyn. "'Cause presidents are nice, and when you grow up you can make good civil rights."

The students also learned how these women and others were determined to follow their dreams and reach their goals.

Also as part of the classroom activities, the students discussed what they can do today to encouraged equal rights for everyone

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