Hidden Figure Behind Oscar-Nominated Film ‘Hidden Figures’ is a Morehouse Professor

Date Released: February 16, 2017

Mathematic formulas played almost as big a role in the Academy Award nominated movie Hidden Figures. Someone had to make sure all of those numbers added up.

That someone was Morehouse Mathematics professor, Dr. Rudy Horne.

“Any math that she wrote on the board, I was responsible for training her to write said math on the board,” Horne told KGOU in Oklahoma. “My other task was primarily to check that the mathematics on the blackboards in the background scenes and in note books was consistent with the things that NASA did at the time.”

Read more about Horne’s role in the making of the film on KGOU’s website.

Several scenes of the film starring Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monaé were shot on Morehouse’s campus.

Last Modified: June 8, 2017, 13:06 PM, by: Synera Shelton

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