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Hidden figures Johnson couple still living in hometown
Katherine Johnson and Colonel Jim Johnson, who were the inspiration in award-winning film Hidden Figures, are still alive today in their nineties and reside in Hampton, VA, where the movie was set.

In the film, the main character Katherine Johnson, played by Taraji P Henson, is enamored with a young army Lieutenant named Jim.

Colonel Jim Johnson, Katherine’s film love interest, was played by Mahershala Ali, who also won a SAGA for his performance in Moonlight.

Off the screen, the real life Katherine Johnson, now 98, and Corporal Jim Johnson, 91, eventually married, and are still alive to this day - residing in Hampton, Virginia where the film is set.

Katherine Johnson, who received a medal of honor from President Obama in 2015, reportedly loved the movie and said the young women did a good job of representing her and her fellow computers, according to the LA Times.

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I plan on being an engineer at NASA, but I can’t do that without taking them classes at that all-white high school, and I can’t change the color of my skin. So I have no choice but to be the first, which I can’t do without you, sir. Your Honor, out of all the cases you gon’ hear today, which one is gonna matter a hundred years from now? Which one is gonna make you the first?

Hidden Figures (2016) dir. Theodore Melfi

Hidden Figures wins, Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.


Viola Davis wins, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role for her role in Fences.


Mahershala Ali wins, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role for his role in Moonlight.


Denzel Washington wins, Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role for his role in Fences.


Black people won big tonight, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards. January 29, 2017 @ Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA.

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“Don’t trap me inside walls
Where I can’t see, no
If you won’t have me, then let me go”