Renowned mathematician Katherine Johnson passed away on February 24 at the age of 101. Her remarkable story is explored in the film Outlier: The Story of Katherine Johnson from producer MotionMasters. We are pleased to offer this fascinating documentary as part of Films On Demand for academic libraries, Access Video On Demand for public libraries, Classroom Video On Demand for high schools, and Learn360 for the K–12 educational market.
In mathematical terms, an outlier is a data point that differs greatly from other observations. It is an apt description for a person, too, who is outside the norms. Outlier follows the trajectory of an African-American girl wonder whose mathematical genius would catapult astronauts into space; she had a career with NASA where she broke race and gender barriers. This documentary includes many interviews, including one with Margot Shetterly, the author of the book Hidden Figures. Johnson’s life was one of three profiled in the Hollywood film of the same name.
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